Lower Southampton Votes for Romney in 2012 Election
The majority of Lower Southampton voters cast their ballot for Barack Obama in 2008. That wasn't the case in this election.
From the 2008 election to the 2012 election, Lower Southampton residents have voted differently in some major races.
In 2008, the majority of votes helped elect President Barack Obama. He received 5,296 votes in the township whereas John McCain received 4,906 votes.
This election, Mitt Romney received 50.4 percent of the votes, or 4,802 votes. Obama received 48.3 percent of the Lower Southampton votes, or 4,606 votes.
When it came to the attorney general race in 2008, the majority of Lower Southampton residents voted for Republican Tom Corbett.
In the 2012 election, 50.6 percent of the votes, or 4,692 votes, went to Democrat Kathleen Kane. Republican David Freed 47.6 percent of votes, or 4,409 Lower Southampton votes.
On Tuesday, Republican Mike Fitzpatrick received 58.5 percent of Lower Southampton votes, or 5,446 votes. Democrat Kathy Bookvar received 41.5 percent of Lower Southampton votes, or 3,863 votes.
At the polls in 2008, Lower Southampton gave the majority of its votes to Democrat Congressman Patrick Murphy -- he received 5,667 votes. Republican Tom Manion received 4,212 votes.
Editor's note: View 2008 results in the attached PDF. Results from the 2012 election were cultivated from the Bucks County Elections website.
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