President Barack Obama was elected to a second term Tuesday night with a convincing win in the national Electoral College against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
In Charlestown, the neighborhood came out big for the incumbent president and all Democrats during Tuesday’s election.
Charlestown handed Obama 5,508 votes. Romney collected 2,928 votes among Charlestown voters. The race showed that Charlestown’s blue-collar democratic roots and an emerging young progressive vote is strong in the neighborhood.
Citywide, Obama picked up 196,096 votes to Romney’s 48,227.
In the race between Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Senator Scott Brown, Charlestown again voted heavily democrat.
Warren pulled off a huge upset statewide, unseating Brown to become the state’s first female U.S. Senator.
Here in Charlestown Warren picked up 4,702 votes to Brown’s 3,832. The female and progressive vote here were the factors in Warren’s win.
Citywide Warren picked up 183,606 votes to Brown’s 63,858. U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano had a Republican challenger during Tuesday’s election but easily beat Karla Romero.
In Charlestown Capuano picked up 6,006 votes to Romero’s 1,764 votes. Citywide Capuano obliterated Romero and took 129,389 votes out of Boston. Romero gained only 27,070 votes from Boston voters.
State Representative Eugene O’Flaherty also had a challenger but again Charlestown came out big for their incumbent representative. In Charlestown O’Flaherty got 5,885 votes against challenger Charles Klauder who only picked up 1,662 votes in Charlestown.