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Election 2012: Was Mokena an Obama or Romney Town?

The president captured his home state in the Nov. 6 election, but how did he fare in Mokena?

If Mokena residents had their way, Nov. 6 would have been all about the newly-elected President Mitt Romney.

However, President Barack Obama got the nod nationwide.

The total number of votes cast in all 13 Frankfort Township precincts along with the two New Lenox Townships precincts came out in favor of Mitt Romney, who garnered 6,184 ballots compared to 4,284 for Obama, according to data released by the Will County Clerk's Office.

Not a single precinct in Frankfort or New Lenox Townships had Obama as the victor.

READ: The Race for President—How Illinois Voted

The biggest vote getter for Romney was Frankfort Township Precinct No. 17 where Republican ballots out-numbered Democrats by more than 100 percent. Voters there cast 715 votes for Romney compared to 315 for Obama. In Frankfort Township Precinct No. 68, the vote was 510 for Romney compared to 289 for Obama.

The smallest gap between the candidates was 97 ballots. In Precinct No. 8, the re-elected president garnered 368 votes compared to 465 for Romney. In Precinct No. 4, the gap between the president and his challenger was 98 votes. Of a total of 794 ballots cast in Precinct No. 4, 348 went to Obama and 446 went to Romney.

SOURCE: Will County Clerk's Office

Frankfort Township Precinct No.

Obama-Biden

(D)

Romney-Ryan

(R)

Johnson-Gray

(L)

Stein-Hawkins

(G)

1

343

515

8

0

2

330

540

11

5

4

348

446

10

3

5

326

481

15

9

6

289

510

8

3

7

324

458

8

2

8

368

465

14

2

11

321

505

9

6

12

344

409

5

0

17

315

715

14

2

TOTALS

3640

5094

109

40






New Lenox Township Precinct No.

Obama-Biden

(D)

Romney-Ryan

(R)

Johnson-Gray

(L)

Stein-Hawkins

(G)

Precinct No.





2

326

491

11

4

8

318

599

5

5

TOTALS

644

1090

16

9

Check Out Patch's Election 2012 Section for More Stories:

  • Election 2012: Incumbents Hold on to Will County Seats
  • Live Blog Captures Election Day 2012 With Words and Images
  • Your Vote: A Guide to the Nov. 6 Election
  • Woman In Labor Votes On Way To Hospital
  • Why They Voted: Southland Residents Speak Up
  • Michael Hastings Wins 19th District State Senate Seat
  • Bobby Rush Wins 11th Term in Congress
  • VIDEO: Obama Supporters Celebrate Win
  • Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow Wins Again

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Ann Piasecki November 13, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Hi Folks; Can anybody tell me which precincts in Homer Township serve residents of unincorporated Mokena? I'd like add those figures to this story?
Terry Germany November 14, 2012 at 04:41 AM
I'm proud to live in Mokena, have been since 1990 when I moved in. Nice to know that the majority of the people of Mokena and New Lenox Township share my voting views. So many have stopped by my business and let me know. 47% of America didn't like the turn out of the past election, let's remember that. Thanks Ann, your article it's helped ease the pain. But not as much as we will endure the next 4 years or beyond.
REAGANRAISEDTAXES November 14, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Terry, I'll bet you showed much more optimism after voting in G W Bush for a second term, even when it was obvious he lied about WMD'S and had the economy headed for disaster. It's funny you mention the 47%, aren't these the voters Mittens thought were worthless? Please tell us what your business is so us "Liberals" can take our money elsewhere.
Metro November 17, 2012 at 02:34 AM
So glad to know that the majority in our area have a brain.
REAGANRAISEDTAXES November 17, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I'm always amazed at the "Majority" with all the brains that voted for the Boosh/Cheney disaster twice and repeat verbatim from Fox. Brains are not something you sit on.

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