Obama, Baldwin Carry Shorewood Vote

The village helped the president cruise to re-election and U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin win Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat. Meanwhile, State Sen. Lena Taylor and U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore retain their seats.

The Democratic presidential ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden took the Shorewood vote Tuesday garnering 71 percent.

According to unofficial results from village clerk's office, Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan garnered 2,372 or 26 percent while Democrats Obama and Biden, who won re-election and took the state as well, received 6,295.

The village once again leaned Democratic, as it voted 74 percent for Obama and Biden during the 2008 presidential election against Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin.

In a hotly contested race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat, Democratic candidate U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin grabbed 70 percent of the vote in the village with 6,041 ballots cast in her favor, whereas Republican candidate and former Gov. Tommy Thompson received 2,458 or 28 percent. Baldwin defeated Thompson statewide to win election to the U.S. Senate.

Democrat incumbent Gwen Moore, who defeated Republican challenger Dan Sebring for a third time to win re-election to the 4th Congressional District, received 5,420 votes or 68 percent to Sebring's 2,273 or 28 percent in Shorewood.

And, Lena Taylor, the Democratic incumbent in the 4th state Senate District race, garnered 5,627 votes or 75 percent while her challenger, independent David King, grabbed 1,821 votes for 24 percent of the vote.

Voters turnout in droves to cast their ballot in Shorewood — 85 percent on Tuesday.

The election inspector at Lake Bluff Elementary School, Mary Jo McDonald, estimated that voter turnout was higher than the last presidential election.

At about 4:30 p.m., there were approximately 1,230 votes. The peak voting time was between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. — the case at other Shorewood polling location — at which time the lines were out the door.

Even with the high turnout, Election Day went smoothly and poll workers didn't see any significant issues.

Here's the breakdown on how Shorewood voted Tuesday. Results are not official until they are canvassed.

Wards 1-4 Wards 5-8 Wards 9-12
Percentage U.S. President

Barack Obama/Joe Biden (i) ✓ 2408 1991 1896 6295 71.60% Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan
928 766 678 2372


U.S. Senate

Tommy Thompson
947 803 708 2458 28.51% Tammy Baldwin ✓ 2306 1908 1827 6041 6041 4th Congressional District

Dan Sebring
867 742 664 2273 28.56% Gwen Moore (i) ✓ 2046 1714 1660 5420 68.09% 4th State Senate District

Lena Taylor (i) ✓ 2144 1783 1700 5627 75.16% David King
683 582 556 1821 24.32%

More election coverage

  • Election Central: A look back on the Election Day in Shorewood
  • Presidential race: Obama carries Wisconsin
  • U.S. Senate race: It's Tammy over Tommy
  • 4th Congressional District: Moore is new North Shore congresswoman
  • Final Results: Area congressional and state legislative races
  • Final Results: Federal races in Wisconsin
  • Live Blog Replay: Revisit Patch's Election Day blog
  • Problems at the Poll: Overvoting creates some headaches
Absolutelyfabulous November 07, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I listened to a very, very interesting interview on NPR (1st link) by Michael Lewis who spent 6 months interviewing and shadowing President Obama. Even the president said he was shocked at the roadblocks put up/tactics employed by opposing interests every time an initiative was put forth. DEFINITELY worth listening to for a true or as true as possible insight of what President Obama is faced with in office. "In Meetings, On The Court To Discover 'Obama's Way' " 39 minutes http://www.wbur.org/npr/161003362/michael-lewis-studies-obamas-way Article Barack Obama to Michael Lewis on a Presidential Loss of Freedom: “You Don’t Get Used to It—At Least, I Don’t” http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/09/barack-obama-michael-lewis#slide=1
Greg November 08, 2012 at 04:35 PM
There is a saying "either lead or get out of the way". Making excuses is not leadership.


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