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Quincy went with the trend in presidential, Senate races

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  November 7, 2012 03:10 PM

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Quincy voters came out in support of President Obama's re-election by a healthy margin Tuesday, and also favored Democrat Elizabeth Warren over US Sen. Scott Brown.

According to preliminary results compiled by the Globe, Obama won Quincy by a margin of 24,714 to 14,816 over Republican Mitt Romney. Quincy backed Warren by a vote of 21,469 to 18,566.

See more coverage of the Brown-Warren race here and more coverage of Election Day here.

Overall, 65 percent of voters came out to cast their ballot on Wednesday – the most the city has ever had, the city clerk said. Despite the large turnout, there weren’t many problems.

“We had lines, we had hubbub of first time voters and people who hadn’t voted in a long time. We had a big ground swell but everything was working. We had a double ballot with two pages, which had to go through the page twice, which was partially because of the bilingual ballot,” said City Clerk Joe Shea. “We kept abreast of it, but it was a long day.”

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