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Westwood Picks Obama, Hillsdale Favors Romney

A majority of Westwood voters supported President Barack Obama, while the majority of Hillsdale voters favored Governor Mitt Romney in Tuesday's election.

Hillsdale residents favored Mitt Romney and Westwood residents preferred Barack Obama in the presidential election Tuesday, according to unofficial results released by the towns.

The margins were close in both towns. In Hillsdale, 2,613 voters picked Romney and 2,359 picked Obama. In Westwood, 2,482 picked Obama and 2,362 picked Romney. Mail-in and provisional ballots had not yet been counted.

Conversely, Democrats won all or most of the Hillsdale Council seats and Republicans took the two Westwood Council seats, according to unofficial results.

Numbers from Washington Township were not immediately available.

The results were similar to those from the last presidential election, when 2,953 Hillsdale voters chose John McCain and 2,814 chose Obama. In Westwood, 2,915 picked Obama and 2,657 picked McCain.

In 2004, the majority of voters in both towns voted for George W. Bush over John Kerry.  2,982 Hillsdale voters and 2,795 Westwood voters picked Bush, compared to 2,611 and 2,576 for Kerry, respectively.

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Barry Black November 08, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Interesting that a majority of Hillsdale residents went for Romney yet they voted in a democratic council----is that an example of an informed electorate or a conflicted town?
Kat November 08, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Please adjust your headline - WESTWOOD did not pick Obama - you can say the majority did (by a slight margin) but do NOT lump us all into that majority please.
Pauline November 08, 2012 at 05:20 PM
" WESTWOOD did not pick Obama - you can say the majority did (by a slight margin)." Agree that the headline should be adjusted.

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