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Obama claims a majority of votes in South Boston; neighborhood split between Warren, Brown

Posted by Patrick Rosso  November 8, 2012 01:19 PM

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South Boston residents made a big showing at the polls Tuesday, throwing their support behind President Barack Obama.

Close to 71 percent of the neighborhood's registered voters cast ballots Tuesday, well above the overall citywide turnout of 64 percent.

The president took in 60 percent of the votes in the seaside neighborhood with strong support coming from Ward 7 Precinct 6 and 7, according to preliminary results compiled by the Globe.

Republican challenger Mitt Romney also received a number of votes from the neighborhood, taking in close to 40 percent of the total vote. Romney saw his strongest support in Ward 6 Precinct 9, getting close to 51 percent of the precinct’s votes.

The neighborhood, however, was split between Scott Brown and his Democrat challenger Elizabeth Warren.

Warren received nearly 50 percent of the vote in South Boston, with her strongest support in Ward 7 Precinct 7, taking a little over 82 percent of the precinct’s votes.

Brown, the Republican incumbent, saw his best results in Ward 6 Percent 9, taking close to 61 percent of the precinct’s votes.

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