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Weston, Redding Choose Obama, Murphy, Himes

From polling places to results and reactions for all local and state races, we've got you covered on Election Day.

(Editor's note: As soon as results for local races become available, they can be viewed as follows: For the 26th District race between state Senator Toni Boucher and Democratic challenger Carolanne Curry, click here. For the 2nd District race between Rep. Dan Carter and Democratic challenger Steven DeMoura, click here. For the 135th race between Rep. John Shaban and Leon Karvelis, click here. The results for the 28th District Senate race, where John McKinney is running unopposed, can be seen here.)

Update, Nov. 7 — 12:06 a.m.

Weston has released its voting results, which are listed below. 

Update, 10 p.m.

Redding has tabulated its voting results, which are listed below. 

Original article:

The following is how Weston, Redding and Easton residents voted in races which ultimately send candidates to Washington:

WESTON (81 percent turnout):

—PRESIDENT

  • Barack Obama (D)* — 2,947 votes
  • Mitt Romney (R) — 2,536 votes
  • Gary Johnson (L) — 42 votes
  • Rocky Anderson (I) — 7 votes

—U.S. SENATE

  • Chris Murphy (D) — 2,842 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R) — 2,490 votes
  • Paul Passarelli (L) — 40 votes

—4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

  • Jim Himes (D)* — 3,027 votes
  • Steve Obsitnik (R) — 2,322 votes

REDDING (76 percent turnout):

—PRESIDENT

  • Barack Obama (D)* — 2,787 votes
  • Mitt Romney (R) — 2,503 votes
  • Gary Johnson (L) — 48 votes
  • Rocky Anderson (I) — 13 votes
  • Jill Stein (G) — 7 votes

—U.S. SENATE

  • Chris Murphy (D) — 2,646 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R) — 2,505 votes
  • Paul Passarelli (L) — 81 votes

—4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

  • Jim Himes (D)* — 2,892 votes
  • Steve Obsitnik (R) — 2,254 votes

EASTON:

—PRESIDENT

  • Mitt Romney (R) — 2,380 votes
  • Barack Obama (D)* — 1,841 votes
  • Gary Johnson (L) — 37 votes
  • Rocky Anderson (I) — 8 votes
  • [Write-ins] — 4 votes

—U.S. SENATE

  • Linda McMahon (R) — 2,293 votes
  • Chris Murphy (D) — 1,805 votes
  • Paul Passarelli (L) — 40 votes

—4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

  • Steve Obsitnik (R) — 2,057 votes
  • Jim Himes (D)* — 1,999 votes

(*indicates incumbent)

Update, Nov. 6 — 5:30 p.m.

At the Westport Library, Weston resident Sandy Block discussed potential issues with the national election that could occur in New Jersey because of Hurricane Sandy. Many of the voting sites are closed because they are either flooded or powerless, according to Block. In New Jersey, voters are being allowed to vote at alternate polling stations.

“What’s more important, to make sure people vote, or that you get 100 percent accuracy in the voting? Then some people don’t get the right to vote,” he said. “Is that what you do? New Jersey said ‘no.’”

New Jersey is still facing emergency conditions on Election Day, Block said. 

“New Jersey decided to have people vote, and then check later, instead of telling people ‘sorry, you lost your right to vote because it rained,’” Block said. “That means you might not know who won the election tonight. Votes will have to be authenticated at the end of the night.”

Update, Nov. 6 — 4:33 p.m. 

About 60 percent of Redding's registered voters have filled out their ballots today, according to Democratic Registrar of Voters Margi Esten. 

Update, Nov. 6 — 4:12 p.m.

Patch spoke with Redding Registrar of Voters Margi Esten earlier today. The Democratic registrar said the Redding Community Center was hopping.

"We are so busy right now," she said.

Update, Nov. 6 — 4:04 p.m.

According to Easton Town Clerk Derek Buckley, as of 4 p.m., approximately 60 percent of Easton's registered voters had made their voices heard in today's election.

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Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Weston, Redding and Easton residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 4th Congressional District, state representatives for the 135th and 2nd Districts, and state Senators in the 26th and 28th Districts.

See below for information on where to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Weston, Redding and Easton voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back with Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied tonight.

State and National Races

U.S. Senate

Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R) are vying for the seat vacated by Joe Lieberman. (Click on "U.S. Senate" for updates, results and reactions.)

Fourth Congressional District

Steve Obsitnik (R) is challenging U.S. Rep Jim Himes (D) are after the seat previously held by Chris Murphy. 

2nd District

For a sliver of Redding, this race has incumbent Dan Carter, a Republican, facing off against Democrat Steven B. DeMoura.

135th District

State Rep. John Shaban, a Republican, is seeking his second term. Democrat Leon Karvelis is his challenger. 

26th Senate District

Toni Boucher (R) faces Democrat Carolanne Curry in this district, which represents a wide swath of Fairfield County towns.

28th Senate District

For Easton and part of Weston, John McKinney, a Republican who has represented the multi-town district for seven terms, is running unopposed. The district also includes Fairfield and Newtown. 

Still Not Sure Who You're Voting For?

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Weston, Redding and Easton Polling Places

Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m.

  • WESTON: Weston Middle School
  • REDDING: Redding Community Center
  • EASTON: Samuel Staples Elementary School

How Weston, Redding and Easton Voted in 2008 

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; WI=Write In; L=Libertarian)

WESTON (90.84 percent turnout):

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 3,571 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 2,143 votes
  • Nader and Gonzalez (I) — 25 votes
  • Baldwin-Castle (WI)— 1 vote

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 4th DISTRICT

  • Christopher Shays (R) — 3,021 votes
  • Jim Himes (D) — 2,460 votes
  • Richard Duffee (G) — 32 votes
  • Jim Himes (WF) — 12 votes
  • Michael Carrano (L) — 31 votes

26th SENATE DISTRICT

  • John Hartwell (D) — 417 votes
  • Toni Boucher (R) — 380 votes
  • John Hartwell (WF) — 6 votes

28th SENATE DISTRICT

  • John McKinney (R) — 2,340 votes
  • Martin Goldberg (D) — 2,098 votes
  • Martin Goldberg (WF) — 31 votes

135th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John Stripp (R) — 2,872 votes
  • Remy Chevalier (G) — 583 votes

REDDING (82.68 percent turnout):

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 3,245 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 2,319 votes
  • Nader and Gonzalez — 50 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 4th DISTRICT

  • Christopher Shays (R) — 2,902 votes
  • Jim Himes (D) — 2,389 votes
  • Richard Duffee (G) — 35 votes
  • Jim Himes (WF) — 91 votes
  • Michael Carrano (L) — 44 votes

26th SENATE DISTRICT

  • John Hartwell (D) — 2,606 votes
  • Toni Boucher (R) — 2,562 votes
  • John Hartwell (WF) — 83 votes

2nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Jason Bartlett (D) — 937 votes
  • Melanie O'Brien (R) — 781 votes
  • Melanie O'Brien (I) — 38 votes

135th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John Stripp (R) — 2,023 votes
  • Remy Chevalier (G) — 541 votes

EASTON (83.71 percent turnout):

PRESIDENT

  • McCain-Palin (R) — 2,259 votes
  • Obama-Biden (D) — 2,238 votes
  • Nader and Gonzalez (I) — 26 votes
  • Baldwin-Castle (WI)— 1 vote

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 4th DISTRICT

  • Christopher Shays (R) — 2,613 votes
  • Jim Himes (D) — 1,568 votes
  • Richard Duffee (G) — 25 votes
  • Jim Himes (WF) — 178 votes
  • Michael Carrano (L) — 40 votes

28th SENATE DISTRICT

  • John McKinney (R) — 2,786 votes
  • Martin Goldberg (D) — 1,477 votes

135th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John Stripp (R) — 3,244 votes
  • Remy Chevalier (G) — 688 votes

 

How Weston, Redding and Easton Voted in 2010

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action)

WESTON (65.81 percent turnout):

U.S. SENATE

  • Richard Blumenthal (D) — 2,098 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R) — 2,054 votes
  • Warren Mosler (I) — 31 votes
  • John Mertens (CL) — 16 votes 
  • Richard Blumenthal (WF) — 13 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 4th DISTRICT

  • Jim Himes (D) — 2,199 votes
  • Dan Debicella (R) — 1,991 votes
  • Jim Himes (WF) — 20 votes

26th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Toni Boucher (R) — 353 votes
  • John Hartwell (D) — 270 votes
  • John Hartwell (WF) — 10 votes

28th SENATE DISTRICT

  • John McKinney (R) — 2,018 votes
  • Mitchell Fuchs (D) — 1,454 votes

135th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John Shaban (R) — 2,097 votes
  • Carl Bernstein (D) — 1,981 votes
  • Gabriel Rossi (G) — 52 votes

REDDING (61.72 percent turnout):

U.S. SENATE

  • Richard Blumenthal (D) — 2,094 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R) — 1,988 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (WF) — 46 votes
  • Warren Mosler (I) — 42 votes
  • John Mertens (CL) — 18 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 4th DISTRICT

  • Jim Himes (D) — 2,094 votes
  • Dan Debicella (R) — 2,021 votes
  • Jim Himes (WF) — 59 votes

26th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Toni Boucher (R) — 2,403 votes
  • John Hartwell (D) — 1,683 votes
  • John Hartwell (WF) — 51 votes

2nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Dan Carter (R) — 723 votes
  • Jason Bartlett (D) — 616 votes
  • Dan Carter (I) — 20 votes

135th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John Shaban (R) — 1,581 votes
  • Carl Bernstein (D) — 1,118 votes
  • Gabriel Rossi (G) — 56 votes

EASTON (65.09 percent turnout):

U.S. SENATE

  • Linda McMahon (R) — 1,890 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (D) — 1,362 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (WF) — 50 votes
  • Warren Mosler (I) — 26 votes
  • John Mertens (CL) — 11 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 4th DISTRICT

  • Dan Debicella (R) — 1,941 votes
  • Jim Himes (D) — 1,339 votes
  • Jim Himes (WF) — 41 votes

28th SENATE DISTRICT

  • John McKinney (R) — 2,324 votes
  • Mitchell Fuchs (D) — 952 votes

135th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John Shaban (R) — 2,037 votes
  • Carl Bernstein (D) — 1,141 votes
  • Gabriel Rossi (G) — 76 votes


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