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Romney Bested McCain Record In Percentage and Number of Votes, Despite Low Turnout In Oconee County

Mitt Romney got 13,098 votes in Tuesday’s election in Oconee County, which is 978 more votes than John McCain received in the county four years ago.

Update: This post was updated when revised numbers were released by the Georgia Secretary of State's office on the afternoon of Nov. 12, 2012.

Mitt Romney got 13,098 votes in Tuesday’s election in Oconee County, which is 978 more votes than John McCain received in the county four years ago.

Barack Obama finished with 4,421 votes, which is 404 fewer than he obtained in the county four years earlier.

Romney got 73.6 percent of the votes cast for president in the county and beat the 70.8 percent that John McCain got in the county four years ago. Obama’s 24.8 percent of the vote on Tuesday was down from his 28.2 percent in 2008.

Romney even beat George W. Bush’s 2004 figure of 72.5 percent, and Romney’s percentage was the highest achieved by a Republican presidential candidate in the county going back to at least 1992.

Charles Darwin did well in his "race" against Congressman Paul Broun. A total of 1,480 voters wrote in something rather than vote for Broun, with Charles Darwin getting 908 of those votes.

For more details on the election analysis, go to Oconee County Observations.

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