3/7/2012 - Romney wins, turnout underwhelming

It was a Republican primary with two of the four candidates not even on the battle. Many Eastern Shore residents chose to avoid the polls on Tuesday. Never the less Mitt Romney won both counties, but Ron Paul gave him a fight.

In Accomack County, Romney defeated Paul with Romney getting 695 votes with Paul getting 501 votes. Out of 22,899 registered voters in Accomack County, there were 1,196 votes cast.

Romney won in Chincoteague, Atlantic, Greenbackville, Oak Hall, Saxis, Rue, Accomack, Onancock, Onley, Bobtown, Wachapreague and Painter.

Paul came out ahead in Bloxom, Parksley, Mappsville, Tangier, Melfa and in the Absentee category.

In Northampton only a few hundred voted but the results were the same. Romney winning and Paul getting respectable numbers but still finishing second county wide.

Romney won Precincts 1, 2,4 and 5 with Paul winning District 3. County wide Romney got 265 votes and Paul got 176. County wide 441 out of 9048 voted.

Statewide although Romney won Virginia with 60% of the vote, it was expected that he would win by even a larger margin.

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