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Voting broken down by precincts

Published 10:50am Wednesday, November 7, 2012

FRANKLIN— Isle of Wight County at 77 percent had the highest voter turnout in Western Tidewater for Tuesday’s Presidential Election.

Southampton County’s was about 70 percent and the City of Franklin saw 72 percent.

Here’s a breakdown on how precincts voted for President:

City of Franklin

Precinct 1—Romney 67 percent; Obama 31 percent

Precinct 2—Romney 56 percent; Obama 43 percent

Precinct 3—Romney 6 percent; Obama 93 percent

Precinct 4—Romney 7 percent; Obama 93 percent

Precinct 5—Romney 1 percent; Obama 99 percent

Precinct 6—Romney 43 percent; Obama 56 percent

Absentee—Romney 46 percent; Obama 54 percent

Total—Romney 34 percent; Obama 65 percent

Southampton County

Berlin—Romney 77 percent; Obama 21 percent

Ivor—Romney 51 percent; Obama 48 percent

Boykins—Romney 35 percent; Obama 65 percent

Branchville—Romney 45 percent; Obama 54 percent

Capron—Romney 43 percent; Obama 56 percent

Sebrell—Romney 50 percent; Obama 49 percent

Drewryville—Romney 35 percent; Obama 64 percent

Hunterdale—Romney 67 percent; Obama 32 percent

Forks-of-the-River—Romney 51 percent; Obama 48 percent

Courtland—Romney 53 percent; Obama 46 percent

Sedley—Romney 74 percent; Obama 26 percent

Blackwater River—Romney 26 percent; Obama 74 percent

Newsoms—Romney 57 percent; Obama 42 percent

Absentees—Romney 50 percent; Obama 49 percent

Total—Romney 51 percent; Obama 48 percent

Isle of Wight County

Windsor—Romney 61 percent; Obama 38 percent

Walters—Romney 71 percent; Obama 28 percent

Carrsville—Romney 53 percent; Obama 46 percent

Zuni—Romney 63 percent; Obama 35 percent

Courthouse—Romney 67 percent; Obama 32 percent

Total—Romney 57 percent; Obama 42 percent

 

 

 

  • Makalani

    RE: “But while you are doing all your research look at how many he has used compared to all the other Presidents.”

    Among the recent two-term Presidents — America’s greatest President of all time — Ronald Reagan — leads the field with Executive Orders — BYPASSING the Congress! But of course his motives were pure as the driven snow!

    From the National Archives website:
    “Administration of Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
    Disposition of Executive orders signed by President Ronald Reagan:
    381 Total Executive Orders Issued (archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/reagan.htm)”

    “Administration of William J. Clinton (1993-2001)
    Disposition of Executive orders signed by President William J. Clinton:
    364 Total Executive Orders Issued (archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/clinton.html)”

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  • Makalani

    @spider68 — These conservatives only listen to people who tell them what they want to hear. Your facts or my second independent website figures will not sway them if their God — Limbaugh — has told them Obama has written 900 Executive Orders! LOL

    He and the other conservative pundits told them that Romney would win by a landslide! They woke up shellshocked the next morning. They are still flopping around like fish out of water — making up facts and lying — still dazed/angry — suffering from Romneysia! LOL

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  • Makalani

    @ handkusp45– LOL @ “More shuck and jive!”

    I guess we should get ready for 4 more years of ‘shuck and jive’ from the conservative commentators/pundits tearing down the Prez. (Just between you and me — the Limbaughs — Hannitys — Boortzs — Becks — Fox news etc are glad Prez Obama won.)

    8 years of making excuses for Dubya Bush’s failures = ratings disaster!
    8 years of making excuses for Romney‘s failures = bigger ratings disaster!
    8 years of bashing Obama = ratings bonanza!

    Whatever website you got those Executive Order figures from = ‘conservative shuck and jive.’
    Here are — the ACCURATE — Executive Order figures from the National Archives website. They keep track of all things govt and don’t have a bias!

    “Administration of Barack Obama (2009-Present)
    140 Total Executive orders Issued
    (archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/obama.html)”

    “Administration of George W. Bush (2001-2009)
    Disposition of Executive orders signed by President George W. Bush:
    291 Total Executive orders Issued (archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/wbush.html)”

    They have a detailed list of each’s Prez’s orders. But you don’t care about facts! lol

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  • Makalani

    @Scott15 — I think you are 15! Your comments are so sophomoric/juvenile/cockamamie/illogical that they are not worthy of a serious rebuttal. Stop playing on your parents’ ‘puter!’

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    • Va Native American

      Perhaps I’m 15; maybe I’m not. Either way, you keep claiming comments aren’t “worthy of a serious rebuttal,” but you keep replying. Don’t let my knowledge and wisdom beyond my “15″ years intimidate you, just pray for your and all of our souls.
      Stop The Hate.

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  • Makalani

    RE: “I would just point out that this president uses executive orders to get around congress. Of course, he holds no regard for the constitution. And Eric Holder won’t do anything about it.”

    More misinformation! I won’t use the word ignorance — that is too strong of a word.
    All Presidents issue Executive Orders but somehow — Prez Obama is to be held to a different standard.

    Presidents usually appoint Atty Gens who “have their backs” and are loyal to fault.
    Is Prez Obama to be held to a different standard?

    Let’s look at a few loyal AGs:
    1.Ed Meese counseled Ronald Reagan on how to bend the laws of Executive Privilege during the Iran-Contra scandal to keep a lid on it!
    2.Alberto Gonzales lied before Congress to protect his Commander In Chief — Dubya — when testifying about torturing terrorism suspects in contravention of US criminal statutes — UN and International laws.
    3.John Mitchell — Nixon’s AG went to prison for helping with the Watergate coverup!

    Even though Prez Obama has not flaunted our Constitution — YET — that doesn’t stop his detractors. Perhaps if he appointed a Republican A.G who won’t have his back — that would make his detractors happy.

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    • Va Native American

      More nonsense Makalani; but very entertaining. Someone missed their calling, you should be in Hollywood. Very funny stuff!
      Stop the Hate.

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    • handkusp45

      More shuck and jive! Of course all Presidents use executive orders. But while you are doing all your research look at how many he has used compared to all the other Presidents. That is not to mention the fact that some of his go directly against what Congress has enacted.

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  • Makalani

    @ Scott15 (Is that your age?)
    RE: Makalani: “…not worthy of a serious rebuttal.”

    I said: “This generalization is so absurd — asinine and cockamamie — it is not worthy of a serious rebuttal.”

    I did not say that HIS POST was not worthy of a rebuttal but his GENERALIZATION — which I did not ADDRESS! Huge difference! Capiche?

    RE: “hahahah!!”
    “He who laughs first does not always laugh last!”

    RE: “Stop the Hate.”
    Please cut and paste instances where I expressed hate in my comments:
    1.
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    After you list the instances — in the future — I will refrain from expressing hate — if you will refrain from making asinine generalizations and spewing tired ‘ole’– inane — ignorant welfare stereotypes!

    Scott15 November 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm
    “Racism is strong in Precinct 3, 4, and 5 of Franklin(I guess we see who is receiving the Government checks and food stamps.)”

    We have a DEAL?

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    • Va Native American

      The stats don’t lie. I was just stating the obvious(according to the numbers as reported by The Tidewater News,) so I don’t know what kind of “deal” you want. I don’t make stereotypes and I’m not a racist; I’m a realist.
      Stop the Hate.

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  • Makalani

    RE: “People use the term racism because it’s emotionally charged…”

    This Prez-Obama-Blacks-who-voted-for-him-in-overwhelming- numbers-are-racists is not the 1st discussion of race and welfare in this forum. The same ‘ole’ commentators continually trot out the same ‘ole’ tired — ignorant welfare stereotypes every chance they get. Occasionally a new poster will chime in with a hearty AMEN! lol

    RE: “My biggest issue with the American population is that most are ignorant, not stupid but ignorant…”

    With the amount of info available at one’s fingertips with GOOGLE — there is no excuse for such ignorance! If someone is smart enough to signup — login and post to this forum — they are smart enough to use GOOGLE. If they GOOGLED welfare –they would see that Whites numerically outnumber Blacks on welfare but Blacks have a higher percentage of people on welfare.

    But that generational ignorance in the minds of many circular-thinkers keeps them from challenging their ignorant notions. Ergo — they think circularly and regurgitate the same ‘ole’ tired claptrap/blather/ignorance! They look for anecdotal instances that reinforce their beliefs — then apply that universally!

    Why should anyone educate themselves — challenge one’s long-held — ignorant stereotypes when there is so joy to be gained by putting others down?

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  • 1stAmendment

    @94nole:

    WOW!!!! I have clipped your comment about racism/bigotry and about the power of the legislature to read and re read and share with others.

    You said it all.

    Thank you for an intelligent, logical, educated response.

    Hope to read your comments on other topics soon.

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  • 94nole

    Oh one last thing…go get your neighbors, your family, and anyone else, and make plans to attend the Christmas parade. That’s where the next record turnout focus should be. And no, I am not affiliated with the parade…heck, I don’t even live in Franklin any longer, but a grew up there…and it’s a lot different today than it was then…but I guess, lots of places fit that description.

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  • 94nole

    I think all of you could use a lesson in the comparative definitions of racism versus bigoty. People use the term racism because it’s emotionally charged when most of what we see played out in this country is bigotry.

    Archie Bunker was a bigot, not a racist. And like Archie, at least in what I’ve seen in my life, most people don’t have the power or control to be racists.

    My biggest issue with the American population is that most are ignorant, not stupid but ignorant, as to the real solutions for our nation. Folks, it ain’t about the White House, that’s a trophy. The key to real change in America is found in the legislature…the Congress, the state legislature and in city/town councils.

    Without the Congress, the President can’t do a dadgum thing. Have you watched the news over the past now 36 hours? If so, who and what had you seen? Posturing by both the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House.

    Wake up folks, the President has never signed into law legislation that didn’t get through both houses of the Congress. The governor does nothing without the support of the legislature. Nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada.

    And believe me, it ain’t the welfare moms that are ruining and bankrupting this country…it’s the welfare millionaires and billionaires. I don’t give a darn how many people you’re talking about, a single mom getting a few hundred dollars a month pales in comparison to the millions and billions being squandered through tax, Medicare and other forms of fraud.

    Blacks and whites will always be culturally different…why?…because we ARE culturally different…and that’s ok. And we’ll always be neighbors too and in our neighborhoods is where the solutions lie.

    Christ didn’t say Love thy neighbor who agrees with you or that looks like you. We’re all neighbors. So many of us look right beyond the solution which, in my opinion, is the very core of the problem.

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    • handkusp45

      I would just point out that this president uses executive orders to get around congress. Of course, he holds no regard for the constitution. And Eric Holder won’t do anything about it.

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    • spider68

      94nole—A very well written comment, and so very true. Thank you.

      handkusp45—G.W. Bush wrote 291 executive orders from 2001 to 2009. Don’t believe me, google it. So please explain what is the difference between the Bush EOs and the Obama EOs?

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      • handkusp45

        Spider, Check your facts before you post please. Or are you just like Obama? In other words the facts don’t count. George Bush issued 62 executive orders in 8 years. Barrack Nobama has issued 138 in only 3.5 years. And just to make sure you understand the math, that is about four times as many. You do get the point, right?

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      • spider68

        handkusp45—As usual, you are getting your info from some conservative source which tells you exactly what you want to hear or see. G.W Bush issued 291 EOs;
        2001—55
        2002—29
        2003—41
        2004—46
        2005—27
        2006—27
        2007—33
        2008—29
        2009—4
        Total=291 Check a real web site.

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  • Makalani

    RE: “I am fed up with people of your ilk, and these government checks…” Rightfully so!

    That’s one reason why Romney lost and the “Romneyites” are whining. He insulted and basically wrote off 47% of the population “as not being worthy of his time.” Many vets — seniors — the disabled — retired govt employees etc etc get govt checks. He made no distinction between them and welfare recipients.

    Ignorant stereotypes (“we see who is receiving the Government checks and food stamps”) — instead of religion — have become the last refuge of (R) scoundrels!

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  • Makalani

    @simplifyingit RE: “… that the black population of america is as racist as the people they downgrade and scream about “holding them down!”

    This generalization is so absurd — asinine and cockamamie — it is not worthy of a serious rebuttal.

    How many times do I have to tell you that generalizations are the weakest forms or argument! They NEVER stand up to scrutiny/logic! NEVER! EVER!

    You are absolutely right — I “see the world through “brown shaded” glasses” because I standup for — defend and advocate for members of my race/tribe every chance I get.

    Am I supposed to look at the world through “white shaded glasses?” lol

    Letter writers and columnists who assail Prez Obama in the TN with ad hominem attacks — cockamamie socialist theories — who question his intelligence/competence/citizenship and/or denigrate his character can look forward to a vigorous defense/opposing POV from me if I have the time after reading such claptrap! I didn’t vote for him but will defend him as member of my tribe!

    You plan on writing such a denigrating missive? LOL

    You have NEVER — EVER seen me write that BLACKS are superior — or that any other race is inferior. Advocating for one’s race does not make one a racist! I think you and I have had this convo on several other occasions. Evidently — you don’t believe me. Would you take Mr. Webster’s word for it?
    Racism:
    1. “Discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race”
    2.“The prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races”

    You want a third opinion?
    Maxdoubt November 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm:
    “Identifying with your own race or culture is not inherently racist.”

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    • Va Native American

      Makalani: “…not worthy of a serious rebuttal.”
      Yet you rebut. You realize you just told everyone not to take your rebuttal seriously don’t you? Don’t worry, no one takes your foolishness seriously anyway. hahahah!!
      Stop the Hate.

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  • Makalani

    RE: “… because I personally voted for Obama I am receiving a government check and food stamps?”

    Oftentimes when a discussion turns to race — many normally intelligent/logical people’s minds become occluded by their emotions/passions/prejudices rendering many of their statements inane and illogical.

    They often resort to using shopworn — asinine — ignorant stereotypes — “food stamps — govt moochers — welfare blah … blah!” These old standbys are always running in the background of many of their minds.

    Trying to use logic as you did is a gigantic waste of time!

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  • 1stAmendment

    Oh everyone. So now those of you who claim this is racial –

    you would have us believe that the majority of voters in Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are black?

    And you are stating that because I personally voted for Obama I am receiving a government check and food stamps? How wrong you would be.

    Please. Look at the nation wide results.

    (now – in Southampton/Franklin in might be racisl – look at the Courtland and Hunterdale district results for a different type of racial identification.

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  • Makalani

    @ workingtodamill — I don’t doubt the stats for one nanosecond. If one looked at some stats in some small towns in Red States like Ark — W.Va — Utah — Wyoming — one would find similar overwhelming percentages/support for Romney.

    I am not saying it is right or wrong by White or Black voters to vote based on race. Many in both groups do it! It is what it is.

    If we were privy to some of the “goings on” in some of the Red State small towns — we would probably hear a LOT worse than what the brothers were saying!

    I don’t think the NAACP or the Revs would have too much success restricting anyone’s free speech right. But they would garner more donations and publicity for themselves!

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    • simplifyingit

      when the spotlight is shining on you—deflect and redirect with falsities and something that cannot be proven. A great strategy to keep from admitting that the black population of america is as racist as the people they downgrade and scream about “holding them down!”
      Makalani–you have just proven to me that you see the world through “brown shaded” glasses…..maybe you drank some of Jesse Jacksons Kool-aid……just saying

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  • workingtodamill

    Mak, as far as the city goes, those numbers don’t lie. I live in a predominately white precinct and the vote was split pretty even. In the 3 predominately black precincts were well over 90% Obama. There were adds on the radio that said “Brothers need to vote for a brother” and yes they were on “hip hop” stations. If the white folk tried that the reverends and the naacp would be all over it.

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    • Va Native American

      What ever happened to “don’t vote for a person just because of the color of his skin?” “Brothers need to vote for a brother?” Racism is strong in Precinct 3, 4, and 5 of Franklin(I guess we see who is receiving the Government checks and food stamps.)
      And you are right workingtodamill, “If the white folk tried that the reverends and the naacp would be all over it.”

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    • spider68

      scott15—I am fed up with people of your ilk, and these government checks. I receive government checks every month. One for more than 20 years of military service (vietnam), and one for more than 44 years of hard honest work. Everyone that receives a government check is not on welfare.

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    • spider68

      scott15—The 44 year check is Social Security which I paid into during military service and 23 years of private industry, so you or noone else is GIVING me anything.

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      • Va Native American

        Thank you spider for your years of service and hard work for our Country. You deserve everything you get because you earned it. People like you are not the ones I was referring to; it is the people who are able bodied, don’t work and not trying to find a job or serve in the military and still feel entitled to free money and food from the government are the ones to whom I was attributing. I never said I was GIVING you anything, so relax and don’t take things out of context.

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  • Makalani

    NO ONE needs to JUSTIFY/EXPLAIN/RATIONALIZE/and/or DEFEND their vote. People are entitled to vote for WHOEVER they feel represents their BEST interests — WHATEVER those interests. A voter would be foolish to vote for politicians who make no bones about NOT having their best interests at heart!

    Do those who vote for pro-life candidates feel the need to JUSTIFY/EXPLAIN/RATIONALIZE/and/or DEFEND their votes? How much sense would it make for a voter who is adamantly pro-life to vote for a politician who STATES that he/she favors abortion?

    Speaking of race:
    About 70% of Hispanics — now the largest minority in the USA –voted for Obama. The GOP has basically written off minorities!

    The GOP has some work to do to make the party inclusive! Although Gov Romney won UTAH with 72.8% of the vote — Jim Matheson — a (D) — the only one in Utah’s Congressional delegation — beat out a CONSERVATIVE — MORMON — (R) WOMAN. Not enough of them (Rs) could bring themselves to pull that lever for a BLACK WOMAN — Mia Love!

    Don’t blame minorities for Gov Romney’s loss — blame the GOP!

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  • handkusp45

    I think it is interesting that anyone who disagrees with the President is called a racist. But when you look at the voter breakdown by precincts you will see who the real racists are. Notice in Precincts 1,2, and 6 the votes were split. But in Precints 3, 4, and 5 Obama got over 90% of the votes including 99% in Precinct 5. If it wasn’t about race then what was it about? This President has the worse record of any President in history. That point cannot even be argued if you look at the facts. And yet he garnered 99% of the votes in a precinct? They weren’t voting for him because of his record. I think it is plain to see that racism is alive in Franklin but it is in a different community.

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    • Maxdoubt

      What you described is not racism. Racism implies that one race is inferior or superior to another. Identifying with your own race or culture is not inherently racist. Just saying.

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      • boomercitizen

        So…does that mean the last 50 years of the whites being called racist really is not relevant since…after all….they were simply identifying with their own race?

        Sounds like a convenient double standard to me.

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      • Va Native American

        boomercitizen has an excellent point.

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      • simplifyingit

        so your saying if a black republican is running in 16 and that same 99% votes for him, they aren’t being racist just identifying with their race/culture? Your so full of BS.
        Party lines, campaign promises, records of voting by candidates didnt mean anything…only the color of his skin. That, to me, is racism simplified

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      • Maxdoubt

        Identifying with your own race is not racist, no matter the color of your skin. When you begin to denigrate and disparage others based on race you might be a racist. So to answer some of the questions, if whites have been criticized for voting for a white person then that was wrong. Just as wrong as criticizing a black person for voting for a black person. Can you at least understand that? That it is the motivation not the vote that can be racist.

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  • Liberty With Responsibility

    They say this concept was illustrated in an old book and recent movie called “Atlas Shrugged,” by Ayn Rand. Look it up. It is time . . . . . .

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  • boomercitizen

    I agree 2fishy. We will all be more poor as those of us who have paid our own way as well as the way of others…quit.

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  • 2fishy

    now is the time for rep. and dem. to take their money out of washington and the stock market and let the ones who think they are entitled to this and that, finally have to foot the bill not us, the working poor.

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