Fayette voters favor Obama 11.12.08
Fayette voters were willing to split the ticket to help put Barack Obama in the White House, despite the county-wide support for McCain-Palin.
Only 64.5 percent of registered voters went to the polls on election day in Fayette and in Gorham Township. County-wide participation came in at 73 percent.
Voters in the village favored Obama by a 257-233 (51-46 percent) margin and also supported Democrat Richard Cordray for attorney general, 243-196, but in all other offices Fayette voters favored GOP candidates.
County-wide, McCain took a 53-45 percent edge and Republican Mike Crites won by a 49-46 margin for attorney general, with independent Robert Owens polling the remainder of the votes.
In Gorham Township, McCain took a 58-40 percent edge and Crites won by a smaller margin, 52-42.
Voting on the five state ballot issues in Fayette and the township mirrored county results.
State-wide, Obama finished on top with a 51-47 percent advantage, while Cordray took a 57-37 victory. Bob Latta (R) was returned to Congress by a 64-36 percent margin and Bruce Goodwin (R) will remain as state representative with a 63-37 edge.
In Fayette, Latta won 59-41 percent and Goodwin won 56-44. In Gorham Township, Latta won 73-27 percent and Goodwin won 66-34.
In the only local contested office, incumbent county commissioner Dean Genter (R) took a 60-40 percent victory against Michael VanWagner. Genter finished with 60-40 percent support in Fayette and 69-31 percent in the township.
Voting chart for Fayette, Gorham Twp. & Fulton County
McCain/Palin (R) 233 298 11,414
Obama/Biden (D) 257 198 9,627
Mike Crites (R) 196 236 9,278
Richard Cordray (D) 243 189 8,748
Bob Latta (R) 278 340 13,121
George Mays (D) 195 127 6,745
Bruce Goodwin (R) 261 293 11,116
David Pilliod (D) 203 154 8,283
Dean Genter (R) 286 313 11,694
Michael VanWagner (D) 187 142 7,703
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