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Obama Easily Beat Romney in San Ramon

Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney in every city Contra Costa County, and easily won in San Ramon.

The presidential contest was decisive in Contra Costa County, according to final figures released today by the County Registrar of voters. Barack Obama defeated challenger Mitt Romney in every 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 some cities (Danville and Clayton), Obama won a narrow victory. In others (Richmond and Martinez), the president fairly well trounced his opponent.

The race in San Ramon was a landsline. Obama received 17,410 votes to Romney’s 11,028.

Danville was the closest Romney got in the county. With a total of 24,022 votes castvotes cast, 11,870 were for Obama and 11,521 were for Romney.

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

It was also close in Clayton – Obama won with 3,210 votes, to Romney’s 3020. 6230

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.

But the president did equally well in upper-income cities like Orinda, where he won 7,158 to 3,958. 86 percent of registered Orindans cast their ballots in the last election.

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

86 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. Peace and Freedom candidate Roseanne Barr did relatively well in Concord, winning 212 votes there (the most of any Contra Costa city), though she received less than the 225 write-in votes in that city.

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.

UPDATE: 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%

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Steve December 05, 2012 at 03:43 PM
terry, you do realize that unemployment in San Ramon is below 4%? Well below county, state and nation unemployment rates. People in San Ramon DO have jobs.
BobG December 05, 2012 at 07:48 PM
No Alamo?
Steve December 05, 2012 at 08:29 PM
It's not an incorporated city or town.
Chris December 06, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Apparently you don't understand how to get out of a recession. It is not by failing to put capital into the market. One can argue about the best ways to do this, generally depending on what school of economics you come from, but either way it takes spending to fix the economy. We can start by looking at raw numbers starting with Obama and working backwards. Obama has added roughly $6.5 trillion to our debt and before him G.W. Bush added about $4.4 and Clinton added $1.6 and G.H.W. Bush added $1.4 and Reagan added $1.7. BUt a dollar today isn't the same as one from 10 or 20 years ago, so we can look at Debt as a percentage of GDP. Regan and Bush Senior took us from 30% to about 65%, Clinton then took us down to about 55% and then Bush Junior took us to about 80% and now we're at about 100%. So what about our last economic crash? Looking at the Great Depression for instance, our natioanl debt as % of GDP rose to a peak of about 125% through WWII, the way we spent our way out of the depression, and it looks like we're at about 100% so things aren't as bad as you'd like to make them seem. Cute that you don't want to pay your share of America's debt.
Chris December 06, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Interestingly enough, unemployment for people with a college degree is about 4% nationally right now. Obviously many residents don't settle for just an undergraduate degree.

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