Election 2012 Recap: How McLean Precincts Voted
While it was a close race in McLean, many precincts favored Democrats in 2012.
The dust has settled. The returns are in. The campaign signs have been tossed and, thank goodness, the commercials are off the air.
The country reelected Barack Obama. Virginia voted blue this time around, and, for the most part, so did most McLean precincts.
There were a few notable exceptions. The majority of voters at Cooper Middle School, Great Falls Elementary School, Spring Hill Recreation Center, Langley High School (Langley Precinct), Great Falls United Methodist Church, Great Falls Library, Forestville Elementary School and Spring Hill Elementary School voted for Mitt Romney.
In total, 17,762 voters in McLean and Great Falls picked Obama, while 15,764 voted for Romney. Just like the national popular vote, it was a close race.
Tim Kaine also came out on top in McLean. More than 18,000 McLean and Great Falls voters choose the Democratic Senate candidate over his Republican challenger George Allen, who earned nearly 15,000 votes in the local precincts. After his defeat last week, Allen announced Tuesday he has no future plans to run for political office.
In the 8th Congressional District race, 56 percent of McLean voters chose incumbent Democratic candidate Jim Moran.
In the 10th Congressional District, Republican Frank Wolf, also the incumbent candidate, earned more than 61 percent of the votes in the McLean and Great Falls precincts.
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