These are the Massachusetts cities and towns in which presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had their best and worst showings in the Nov. 6, 2012, general election. The lists were calculated from unofficial results provided by the Associated Press.

Obama's best towns

Of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, Barack Obama did the best in these 10.

City or town
Obama
votes
Total
votes

Obama %
Provincetown 2,121 2,380 89.1%
Cambridge 41,991 48,787 86.1%
Aquinnah 251 297 84.5%
Lawrence 18,240 21,884 83.3%
Amherst 12,316 14,883 82.8%
Northampton 13,110 15,915 82.4%
Shutesbury 1,028 1,250 82.2%
Somerville 28,467 34,622 82.2%
Pelham 728 887 82.1%
Great Barrington 2,916 3,587 81.3%
Updated: 04:02 PM

Obama's worst towns

Of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, Barack Obama did the worst in these 10.

City or town
Obama
votes
Total
votes

Obama %
Halifax 997 3,108 32.1%
Lynnfield 2,773 7,260 38.2%
Tolland 110 278 39.6%
Boxford 2,049 5,142 39.8%
Hanover 3,342 8,323 40.2%
Sutton 2,181 5,357 40.7%
East Brookfield 469 1,146 40.9%
Middleton 1,909 4,610 41.4%
Lakeville 2,411 5,784 41.7%
Southwick 2,050 4,901 41.8%
Updated: 04:02 PM

Romney's best towns

Of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney did the best in these 10.

City or town
Romney
votes
Total
votes

Romney %
Halifax 2,065 3,108 66.4%
Lynnfield 4,419 7,260 60.9%
Hanover 4,910 8,323 59.0%
Boxford 3,032 5,142 59.0%
East Brookfield 662 1,146 57.8%
Sutton 3,087 5,357 57.6%
Middleton 2,651 4,610 57.5%
Lakeville 3,301 5,784 57.1%
Norwell 3,684 6,460 57.0%
Southwick 2,770 4,901 56.5%
Updated: 04:02 PM

Romney's worst towns

Of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney did the worst in these 10.

City or town
Romney
votes
Total
votes

Romney %
Provincetown 210 2,380 8.8%
Cambridge 5,340 48,787 10.9%
Shutesbury 156 1,250 12.5%
Amherst 1,872 14,883 12.6%
Wendell 70 555 12.6%
Aquinnah 38 297 12.8%
Northampton 2,179 15,915 13.7%
Somerville 4,865 34,622 14.1%
Pelham 132 887 14.9%
Leverett 183 1,220 15.0%
Updated: 04:02 PM

Other results

Massachusetts races
National races

Key to party abbreviations

AIP -- American Independent
AmC -- American Constitution
AmE -- Americans Elect
AmP -- America's Party
ATP -- American Third Position
Cnl -- Constitutional
Con -- Conservative
CST -- Constitution
DCG -- DC Statehood Green
Dem -- Democratic
GOP -- Republican
GRP -- Grass Roots
Grn -- Green
IAP -- Independent American
IGr -- Independent Green
Ind -- independent
Inp -- Independence
IP -- Independent Party
IPD -- Independent Party of Delaware
JP -- Justice Party
Lib -- Libertarian
LUn -- Liberty Union
Mnt -- Mountain
NLP -- Natural Law
NMI -- New Mexico Independent
NPA -- No party affiliation
NPD -- No party designation
Obj -- Objectivist
Oth -- Other
PAG -- Pacific Green
PEC -- Petitioning candidate
PFP -- Peace & Freedom
Prg -- Progressive
Pro -- Prohibition
PSL -- Party of Socialism and Liberation
RP -- Reform
SEP -- Socialist Equality
Soc -- Socialist
SPU -- Socialist USA
SWP -- Socialist Workers
Una -- Unaffiliated
Unr -- Unenrolled
UST -- Taxpayers
WTP -- We the People
WYC -- Wyoming Country