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Scituate voters favored Romney, Brown despite national results

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  November 7, 2012 03:13 PM

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Scituate voters went against the grain on Tuesday, backing presidential challenger Mitt Romney by slight margin and also favoring incumbent US Sen. Scott Brown over Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

According to preliminary results compiled by the Globe, Romney won Scituate by a slight margin of 5,659 to 5,528, over President Barack Obama. Scituate also went against the state by voting for Brown, who won 6,675 to Warren’s 4,646, according to preliminary results.

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

A total of 82.6 percent of registered voters (11,387 people) came out to vote on Wednesday. Though a large turnout, the number was smaller than the 87 percent the town saw in 2008.

Even still, there were lines at the polls, said town clerk Kathleen Curran.

“Between size of ballot and volume of voters, there was a line. But we moved them along efficiently,” she said.

One ballot box jammed at one point during the day, but lines were backed up only for five minutes while an election worker came in to change the tape.

“Luckily they all worked, no big machine issues,” Curran said.

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