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Election 2012: Summit County still a Democratic stronghold

President Barack Obama won nearly two-thirds of the votes in Summit County on his way to winning the presidency.

For the first time in many years, Summit will be represented by a Republican in the State Senate

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO — Summit County and Colorado voters Tuesday helped propel President Barack Obama to a second term in office in a race that wasn’t nearly as close as many pundits and GOP operatives wanted it to be.

Obama beat Romney by 5 percentage points statewide, piling up a margin of more than 100,000 votes and helping the president cruise to a big electoral college win and contributing to the president’s margin of about 2 million votes nationally.

In Summit County, candidate Mitt Romney shaved about 5 points of Obama’s 65 percent win in 2008, but the president still easily carried the county, as independents — about one third of the electorate — overwhelmingly voted for Obama.

  • Obama (D) – 9,169 (60.9 percent)
  • Romney (R) – 5,495 (36.5 percent)
  • Johnson (L) –   255 (1.6 percent) Continue reading
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