A Look At How Wakefield Voted
Voters in town went for Obama, Scott Brown and Richard Tisei with an 85% voter turnout.
There are 17,297 registered voters in Wakefield and 14,576 turned out to vote in the 2012 election, according to figures supplied Tuesday night by the town clerk's office. This amounts to an 84.27% voter turnout rate, with all seven of Wakefield's precincts reporting.
In Tuesday voting, Barack Obama got 51.57% of the vote (7486 votes) compared to 46.89% for Mitt Romney (6806 votes). For the U.S. Senate, Scott Brown (8429 votes) led Elizabeth Warren (6054 votes) by a 58-42% margin. In the House race, Wakefield resident and Republican challenger Richard Tisei (8870 votes) was a local favorite over incumbent Democrat John Tierney (4866 votes), for a 63-34% margin with Libertarian Daniel Fishman getting 360 votes, or 2.55%.
For the state ballot questions - Question 1, the right to repair law, received an 87-13% vote in Wakefield. Question 2, the assisted suicide question, was rejected by town residents 55.8 to 44.2%, while question 3, the medical marijuana question, was approved by 54.3% of Wakefielders with 45.7% of them voting no.