West Orange voters continued the trend of supporting Democratic presidential candidates at the polls again in 2012, overwhelmingly supporting Barack Obama, according to the latest figures.
Township residents supported the president’s re-election bid, casting 13,075 votes, or 69 percent of the total vote for Obama Tuesday night to 5,353 votes for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney based on unofficial returns.
In Essex County, an overwhelming Democratic county, Obama garnered 197,679 votes compared to Romney's 55,691 votes
Obama’s margin of victory in the township was within percentage points of his first campaign in 2008 when he received 15,423 votes in the township, or approximately 70 percent of the vote, while his opponent, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) received 6,667 votes.
In 2004, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry outpolled President George W. Bush, garnering 13,535 votes, or 65 percent of West Orange residents, to Bush’s 7,118.
West Orange 2012
West Orange 2008✓ Barack Obama (D) 15,423 John McCain (R) 6,667
West Orange 2004✓ George W. Bush (R) 7,118 John Kerry (D) 15,535
✓ indicates election winner