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Election 2012: Did Palos Choose Obama or Romney?

President Obama got his second term but voters in Palos Township were looking for a different outcome on Tuesday.

The reelection of President Barack Obama Tuesday night might have been record-setting, but voting records for the Palos area indicate that voters wanted a different outcome.

Palos Township, which includes Palos Park, Palos Hills, portions of Palos Heights and unincorporated Palos Heights precincts, favored Romney as their pick for the next president. He and running mate Paul Ryan won about 10 percent more votes than Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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The City of Palos Heights cast ballots in favor of Romney at an even greater ratio than the rest of Palos Township, according to an analysis of figures provided by the Cook County Clerk's office. Palos Heights spreads across both Palos and Worth townships. Worth Township overall choose Obama.

Just as with Palos Heights, the Village of Palos Park also heavily favored the Republican ticket.

As a state, Illinois went blue and its 20 electoral votes went to Obama. Both the City of Chicago and suburban Cook County also favored the Dems in the presidential contest.

 

Palos Township

PrecinctBarack Obama & Joe Biden (D)Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan (R)Gary Johnson & James P. Gray (L)Jill Stein & Howie Hawkins (G)Total Votes Palos 1 162 269 6 1 438 Palos 2 130 203 0 1 334 Palos 3 244 282 2 2 530 Palos 4 215 241 9 2 467 Palos 5 229 211 6 5 451 Palos 6 216 116 2 3 337 Palos 7 349 280 5 3 637 Palos 8 120 158 3 2 283 Palos 9 165 331 2 5 503 Palos 10 283 508 5 2 798 Palos 11 243 404 5 1 653 Palos 12 307 259 4 5 575 Palos 13 245 426 3 0 674 Palos 14 174 192 6 0 372 Palos 15 226 392 4 3 625 Palos 16 300 474 9 3 786 Palos 17 403 299 7 4 713 Palos 18 349 295 3 1 648 Palos 19 399 329 11 4 743 Palos 20 304 316 7 6 633 Palos 21 190 214 4 6 414 Palos 22 60 52 2 0 114 Palos 23 214 150 2 1 367 Palos 24 137 284 5 2 428 Palos 25 339 37 4 5 385 Palos 26 184 182 8 3 377 Palos 27 406 277 8 1 692 Palos 28 433 69 6 1 509 Palos 29 223 425 8 6 662 Palos 30 347 378 9 3 737 Palos 31 313 344 5 7 669 Palos 32 178 142 4 3 327 Palos 33 260 419 2 1 682 Palos 34 221 256 6 2 485 Palos 35 357 385 13 0 755 Palos 36 343 346 9 4 702 Palos 37 273 469 6 2 750 Palos 38 299 281 2 3 585 Palos 39 260 472 9 5 746 Palos Township Results 10,100 11,167 211 108 21,586

Source: Suburban Cook County Elections

 

Worth Township

PrecinctBarack Obama & Joe Biden (D)Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan (R)Gary Johnson & James P. Gray (L)Jill Stein & Howie Hawkins (G)Total Votes Worth 1 216 151 6 1 374 Worth 2 364 323 10 3 700 Worth 3 342 279 3 6 630 Worth 4 537 226 6 3 772 Worth 5 303 354 2 3 662 Worth 6 362 305 1 7 675 Worth 7 265 469 12 5 751 Worth 8 467 170 2 2 641 Worth 9 401 276 8 7 692 Worth 10 469 252 8 4 733 Worth 11 320 283 5 6 614 Worth 12 224 178 4 0 406 Worth 13 367 282 14 1 664 Worth 14 436 145 3 1 585 Worth 15 190 151 9 2 352 Worth 16 448 375 7 4 834 Worth 17 516 183 7 2 708 Worth 18 165 356 6 2 529 Worth 19 395 239 7 2 643 Worth 20 300 125 5 1 431 Worth 21 511 309 10 7 837 Worth 22 307 207 4 5 523 Worth 23 320 350 6 2 678 Worth 24 268 55 2 0 325 Worth 25 380 298 5 3 686 Worth 26 263 173 7 2 445 Worth 27 248 241 4 3 496 Worth 28 246 135 5 0 386 Worth 29 391 129 4 4 528 Worth 30 364 260 7 3 634 Worth 31 499 263 5 0 767 Worth 32 203 229 3 1 436 Worth 33 317 239 7 5 568 Worth 34 399 152 4 5 560 Worth 35 363 323 7 4 697 Worth 36 392 255 0 2 649 Worth 37 394 80 3 4 481 Worth 38 387 217 5 3 612 Worth 39 304 273 11 3 591 Worth 40 405 229 6 1 641 Worth 41 194 158 1 1 354 Worth 42 294 223 8 3 528 Worth 43 542 3 2 0 547 Worth 44 255 165 4 6 430 Worth 45 255 230 5 2 492 Worth 46 417 313 12 6 748 Worth 47 198 133 6 0 337 Worth 48 214 205 2 3 424 Worth 49 190 200 3 3 396 Worth 50 309 351 7 6 673 Worth 51 226 238 5 1 470 Worth 52 186 212 7 2 407 Worth 53 425 216 3 3 647 Worth 54 351 247 10 3 611 Worth 55 206 126 1 0 333 Worth 56 275 400 8 2 685 Worth 57 352 285 8 3 648 Worth 58 385 277 8 3 673 Worth 59 646 113 5 1 765 Worth 60 163 216 3 0 382 Worth 61 304 261 4 6 575 Worth 62 161 161 3 2 327 Worth 63 367 216 5 1 589 Worth 64 149 156 2 3 310 Worth 65 342 638 18 4 1,002 Worth 66 262 212 2 1 477 Worth 67 199 228 8 1 436 Worth 68 341 110 3 2 456 Worth 69 519 188 3 1 711 Worth 70 428 330 7 5 770 Worth 71 204 376 5 3 588 Worth 72 401 266 11 3 681 Worth 73 308 103 1 2 414 Worth 74 182 158 6 1 347 Worth 75 388 357 5 7 757 Worth 76 197 99 3 1 300 Worth 77 364 280 9 6 659 Worth 78 421 316 11 3 751 Worth 79 168 236 3 0 407 Worth 80 517 166 7 2 692 Worth 81 237 239 3 1 480 Worth 82 335 246 7 7 595 Worth 83 224 84 3 0 311 Worth 84 372 298 9 3 682 Worth 85 310 280 7 4 601 Worth 86 360 268 4 2 634 Worth 87 325 197 6 2 530 Worth 88 254 133 3 3 393 Worth 89 324 475 5 6 810 Worth 90 405 207 7 5 624 Worth 91 180 190 4 2 376 Worth 92 325 323 5 2 655 Worth 93 216 132 3 1 352 Worth 94 379 292 10 10 691 Worth 95 230 434 8 1 673 Worth 96 459 216 4 3 682 Worth 97 376 83 0 5 464 Worth 98 378 337 7 2 724 Worth 99 173 191 7 4 375 Worth 100 325 318 5 1 649 Worth 101 271 201 2 5 479 Worth 102 262 135 3 4 404 Worth Township Results 33,073 23,986 566 294 57,919

Source: Suburban Cook County Elections

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Brian Howe November 10, 2012 at 07:57 PM
The vote was a lot closer then I would have thought in Palos Township.

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