Wellesley voters on Tuesday choose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the Presidential election by a count of 8,243 to 6,144, according to preliminary results. Residents came out in big numbers for the election, with 14,763 of 16,720 (88%) going to the polls.
(Town Clerk Kathleen Nagle: “Numbers will change substantially from this unofficial count. Due to the close counts in certain offices results from Wellesley cannot be considered final until late arriving and foreign ballots are totaled. By law we have until November 16 to count these ballots.”)
In a super tight contest, Republican incumbent Scott Brown edged Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the US Senate election by just 45 votes despite Warren’s visit to Wellesley late last week. But Warren was being projected as the overall winner in the state.
Joseph Kennedy III cruised by Republican Sean Bielat 8,327 to 5,753. Kennedy is the projected winner in the state.
Wellesley residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of Right to Repair, 10,673 to 1,726.
On Question 2, Death with Dignity, Wellesley residents voted Yes (7,847) and No (6,077).
Wellesley voters also were largely in favor of the Medical Use of Marijuana/Question 3, with the Yesses outnumbering the Nos 8,478 to 5,442.
The Question 4 public policy questions also were approved by voters.