General election results 2012.11.14

Written by David Green.

Morenci and Fayette both joined the voters nationally in choosing to keep Barack Obama in the White House for another four years.

Morenci votes favored the incumbent 453-370 while the race was closer in Fayette, 246-229. That wasn't the case in the townships. Medina Township voters favored Mitt Romney, 253-202, and Seneca Township went 262-230 for Romney.

Across the state border, Lyons went 135-129 for Romney, and in Chesterfield Township it was 271-175. Gorham Township voters supported the GOP 275-173, and Franklin Township went 254-95.

Third-party candidates drew a few votes in each precinct, led by 17 votes in Chesterfield Township and 14 each in Fayette and Gorham Township. In Morenci, the U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate was given 13 votes.

Fulton County voters were much better at getting to the polls, led by Chesterfield's 71 percent turnout to a low of 65 percent in Fayette. By contrast, the turnout in Morenci was only 53 percent and 52 in Medina Township, while Seneca Township had 57 percent of registered voters at the polls.

MICHIGAN—Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was supported in Morenci and the townships, while Republican incumbent U.S. Representative Tim Walberg led in all three precincts. Both were returned to office.

Morenci voters gave state representative candidate Jim Berryman its support while the townships went with incumbent Nancy Jenkins. In overall voting, Jenkins was given another term.

In Morenci's uncontested city council seat vote, Robert Jennings retained his appointed seat.

OHIO—Both of Fayette's levy requests were approved. Residents voted to approve the village's general operating levy replacement, 257-217, and the park levy replacement was approved 255-222.

Although Fayette the majority of Fayette voters back Obama, they favored GOP candidates in all other races. In the vote for U.S. Senator, 36 voters favored Scott Rupert who ran without any party affiliation.

Voters in each of the area townships favored GOP candidates. Lyons came the closest going to Democratic in one race, with Sherrod Brown losing to Josh Mandel by a 44-46 percent margin. Nine percent of Lyons voters went with Rupert.

In Franklin Township, the tax levy for fire protection and ambulance services passed 262-80. In Gorham Township, voters approved the sale of liquor by Anchor Bay Carryout and Pub, 239-209, but turned down a request for the Sunday sale of beer, 207-240.

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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

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