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Contra Costa County Cities Voted For President Obama By A Wide Margin

Pinole and Hercules were two of the cities that provided solid support for the president's re-election bid on the Nov. 6 ballot

The presidential contest was decisive in Contra Costa County, according to final figures released today by the County Registrar of voters.

President Barack Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney in every incorporated city.

In total, 442,143 Contra Costa voters cast ballots for president. Of those, 290,824 voted for Obama and 136,517 voted for Romney.

In 2008, Obama received the same strong support in Contra Costa County. The president received 260,238 votes to Republican nominee John McCain's 111,742.

This year, in some cities (Danville and Clayton), Obama had what could only be described as a narrow victory. In others (Richmond and Martinez), the president fairly well trounced his opponent.

As expected, Obama did well in blue collar cities like Martinez (home to Democratic powerhouse George Miller), where he received 11,641 to Romney’s 5,527, with an 80 percent turnout.

In 2008, Obama received 12,921 votes in Martinez compared to 5,625 for McCain.

This year, in Walnut Creek, the outcome was also decisive. Of the 36,755 votes cast (an 84 percent turnout, by the way), Obama received 22,918 votes to Romney’s 12,718.

In Danville, with a total of 20,422 votes cast, 11,870 were for Obama and 11,521 were for Romney.

Obama did slightly better in San Ramon, where 81 percent of registered voters there chose Obama 17,410 to Romney’s 11,028.

It was also close in Clayton – Obama won with 3,210 votes, to Romney’s 3,020

The president also did well in upper-income cities like Orinda, where he won 7,158 to 3,958 as 86 percent of registered Orindans cast their ballots in this past election.

In the town of Moraga, Obama beat Romney 5,244 to 3,487, with an 85 percent turnout.

Eighty-six percent of Lafayette voters went to the polls and cast 9,001 votes for Obama to 5,174 votes for Romney.

In Concord, which had a 78 percent turnout, Obama won with 30,475 to Romney’s 14,621.

In Pleasant Hill, Obama beat Romney by more than 50 percent, garnering 10,746 votes to Romney’s 4,868.

The 85 percent of El Cerrito voters chose Obama by a 90 percent margin – 10,496 to 1,391.

In Hercules, 77 percent of the voters chose Obama 7,929 to 1,901.

In Pinole, 6,027 votes were cast for Obama, 1,935 for Romney with 79 percent casting votes.

In East County, Antioch (24,105 to 9,262), Brentwood (11,415 to 9,232), Oakley (7,195 to 4,381) and Pittsburg (15,681 to 3,598) all went for Obama, as did Richmond (22,912 to 3,025) and San Pablo (5,365 to 623) in West County.

In unincorporated areas of the county, a total of 43,026 voted for Obama and 25,247 voted for Romney.

All the other presidential candidates on the ballot received less than 4,000 votes each.

Here's the breakdown city-by-city along with a comparison of the 2008 vote for Obama with the 2012 vote.

2008 2012

Obama vote change

Obama McCain Obama Romney Antioch 68.5% 29.3% 70.5% 27.1% 2.0% Brentwood 56.7% 41.3% 53.9% 43.6% -2.8% Clayton 54.8% 43.3% 50.4% 47.4% -4.4% Concord 66.2% 31.4% 65.4% 31.4% -0.8% Danville 55.0% 43.4% 49.7% 48.3% -5.2% El Cerrito 84.9% 12.5% 85.0% 11.3% 0.1% Hercules 77.1% 21.5% 79.1% 19.0% 2.0% Lafayette 67.2% 30.5% 61.8% 35.5% -5.4% Martinez 67.7% 29.5% 65.5% 31.1% -2.3% Moraga 62.7% 35.1% 58.5% 38.9% -4.2% Oakley 60.8% 36.8% 60.1% 36.6% -0.7% Orinda 67.2% 30.7% 62.6% 34.6% -4.6% Pinole 71.9% 25.9% 73.7% 23.7% 1.8% Pittsburg 77.1% 21.0% 79.7% 18.3% 2.5% Pleasant Hill 69.1% 28.2% 66.3% 30.0% -2.8% Richmond 87.7% 10.5% 88.5% 9.0% 0.8% San Pablo 85.8% 12.2% 87.7% 10.2% 1.9% San Ramon 62.0% 36.1% 59.9% 37.9% -2.1% Walnut Creek 65.1% 32.7% 62.8% 34.8% -2.3% COUNTY 67.7% 30.1% 66.2% 31.1% -1.5%
nalini johal December 05, 2012 at 09:05 PM
now californians please support president obama in pressuring the GOP to raise taxes on the rich whether it tweeting or posting it on your facebook page and even calling john boehner if need may be so we may not go over the fiscal cliff. the president needs our support in helping out the taxes are avoided on the middle-class
Selina Williams December 06, 2012 at 07:05 PM
This lifts my spirits! We can float all boats if we really try.

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