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Watertown residents voted overwhelmingly for Obama, Warren

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  November 7, 2012 02:45 PM

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Most Watertown residents voted for Democratic party candidates yesterday, giving President Barack Obama about 71 percent of the town's vote, and US Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren 64 percent of the vote.

The town saw a 75 percent voter turnout, or 16,816 people, and most voted for Democratic candidates, according to unofficial tallies from Tuesday's presidential election.

Watertown residents gave 80 percent of their vote to US Congressman Edward Markey, and 72 percent to State Senator William Brownsberger, who won the special primary election last fall against three other Democratic candidates. Both have been re-elected to office.

Watertown residents also helped voted to re-elect state Representative John Lawn, Jr. with 82 percent of their vote. State Representative Jonathan Hecht ran unopposed.

On the ballot questions, Watertown voted overwhelmingly to approve medical marijuana with a 69 percent "yes" vote, as well as right to repair with 88 percent for the measure. Voters were fairly split on assisted suicide, with 55 percent voting to approve the bill, which did not pass overall in the state.

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