Fayette voters favor Obama 11.12.08

Written by David Green.

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

President
McCain/Palin (R)    233    298    11,414
Obama/Biden (D)    257    198    9,627


Attorney General
Mike Crites     (R)    196    236    9,278
Richard Cordray (D)    243    189    8,748

Congress
Bob Latta (R)    278    340    13,121
George Mays (D)    195    127    6,745

State Rep.
Bruce Goodwin (R)    261    293    11,116
David Pilliod (D)        203    154    8,283

County Comm.
Dean Genter (R)        286    313    11,694
Michael VanWagner (D)    187    142    7,703 

 

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