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Election 2012: Was Chicago Heights an Obama or Romney Town?

The president captured his home state in Tuesday's election, but how did he fare in the Cook County precincts that cover the city?

After winning 18 out of 19 voting precincts that cover the city, President Barack Obama was the clear choice of the majority of Chicago Heights voters in Tuesday's election, according to data released Wednesday from the county clerk's office.

READ: The Race for President—How Illinois Voted

The re-elected president had 8,142 votes at Heights precincts compared to Republican challenger Mitt Romney's 2,403, according to the numbers reported by the Cook County Clerk's Office. In fact, the only Heights precinct Romney won was at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he beat out Obama by just three votes. In contrast, Romney did not get a single vote at the Beacon Hill School precinct.

READ: Election 2012 Results for Local and State Races

The following is a break down of voting by Bloom Township Chicago Heights precincts for all the candidates on the 2012 presidential ballot.

Patch will continue looking at Cook County voting precinct numbers to shed light on other races and voter turnout in the coming days, including the numbers for the Second District Congressional race.

Total Chicago Heights Precinct Votes

  • Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Democrat): 8,142
  • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Republican): 2,403
  • Gary Johnson and James P. Gray (Libertarian): 64
  • Jill Stein & Howie Hawkins (Green Party): 31
Precinct Obama-Biden (D) Romney-Ryan (R) Johnson-Gray (L) Stein-Hawkins (G) Bloom 3 606 170 9 4 Bloom 4 568 61 2 0 Bloom 6 430 6 0 0 Bloom 12 523 127 6 2 Bloom 25 411 96 2 2 Bloom 35 433 111 1 0 Bloom 39 529 35 2 4 Bloom 42 405 98 2 1 Bloom 46 424 65 2 0 Bloom 51 326 21 0 0 Bloom 52 619 0 0 0 Bloom 54 394 202 3 2 Bloom 56 303 240 3 1 Bloom 57 399 226 4 7 Bloom 58 394 68 9 1 Bloom 59 365 96 5 2 Bloom 61 353 257 2 1 Bloom 62 362 223 5 1 Bloom 63 298 301 7 3

SOURCE: Cook County Clerk's Office

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