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Election 2012: Obama Wins Voters in Dexter

Less voters were at the polls Tuesday, but Dexter residents gave President Obama a second term in Washington D.C.

Tuesday's elections were a major success for the Democratic party both locally and nationally.

Unofficial election results show 64.5 percent of Washtenaw County's 280,548 registered voters cast ballots in the election. That means 181,032 people voted.

According to Ann Arbor.com, this year's voter turnout countywide was 57,360 more than the number of people who voted in the 2010 gubernatorial election, but it's about 7,178 less than the 2008 presidential election.

In Dexter, similiar to 2008, voters went the way of the nation and voted to give President Obama a second term in the White House.

Here's how the numbers break down locally for residents in the Village of Dexter and Dexter Township. These numbers reflect Dexter Township Pecincts 1-3, Scio Township Precinct 1, Webster Township Precinct 3, and Webster Township absentee ballots.

2008 Votes Barack Obama 4,378 John McCain 3,472 2012 Votes Barack Obama 4,123 Mitt Romney 3,866

Similiar to 2008, area residents also voted to send a Democrat to the state House of Representatives. In the race for the 52nd District, Pam Byrnes of Lyndon Township won 62.8 percent of the vote in the district with 35,957 votes in 2008. In 2012, Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell won 52.8 percent of the vote in the district, with 26,646 votes.

Here is a breakdown of the vote locally:

 

Candidate Scio Township Precinct 1 Webster Township Precinct 3 and absentee Dexter Township Precincts 1-3 Pam Byrnes (2008) 1,141 1,229 2,134 Gretchen Driskell (2012) 992 1,135 1,839

To view a complete list of 2012 election results, visit the Washtenaw County Clerk's website.

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