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Local Results: How Mount Vernon Voted

A look at how Mount Vernon residents voted on Tuesday.

Update -- Wednesday 3 a.m.: Virginia is expected to be split down the middle in both the races for president and U.S. Senate. But are you and your neighbors just as politically divided?

Overall, President Obama won reelection; former Gov. Tim Kaine defeated former Gov. George Allen for the open Senate seat; Rep. Gerry Connolly successfully defended his seat; all four Fairfax County bond issues and the two Constitutional amendments passed. 

Check out our precinct-by-precinct analysis to see how Mount Vernon residents voted.

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Update 8:44 a.m. Tuesday: Republican Senate candidate George Allen and wife Susan Allen met with reporters shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday outside their home precinct, Washington Mill Elementary School in Mount Vernon.

"Did I get any sleep last night? Not that much," George Allen said.

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Original post, 6 a.m. Tuesday: Mount Vernon residents will go to the polls Tuesday to choose a president, senator and representative for Virginia's 8th congressional District. In addition, Fairfax County voters are deciding on four bond referendums.

Senate candidate George Allen, who lives in Mount Vernon, lined up to vote shortly after 6 a.m. at Washington Mill Elementary School.

Allen is running against former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine in the race for the U.S. Senate. Allen, a Mount Vernon resident, was defeated by Jim Webb in the 2006 Senate race. Allen held the seat from 2000-2006.

For complete elections coverage on both national and local races and bond referendums, see the Mount Vernon Patch Election section

Congressman Jim Moran will face Republican Patrick Murray in the race for Virginia's 8th congressional District. Murray, a retired Army colonel, lost to Moran in 2010 and is running a second time against the longtime congressman. He also faces Independent Jason Howell and Independent Green Party member Janet Murphy.

President Barack Obama, a Democrat, is running for reelection against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the GOP nominee in the presidential race.

For complete elections coverage, see the Mount Vernon Patch Election Guide.

 

U. S. President: Incumbent Barack Obama (D), Mitt Romney (R), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green Party)


Total Votes Obama Romney Goode Johnson Stein Write-In Precinct 613, Westgate 3,250
1,124
1,424
5
10
4

Precinct 615, Woodley 2,289
1,093
753
3
11
1

Precinct 627, Woodlawn 2,739
1,728
578
2
14
6

Precinct 616, Riverside 1,782
663
729
0
6
2

Precinct 413, Fairfield 1,696
1,238
184
1
7
3

Precinct 428, Pinewood 2,364
1,513
329
2
5
3

8th congressional District: Congressman Jim Moran (D) and Patrick Murray (R), Jason Howell (I) and Janet Murphy, Independent Green Party candidate.


Total Votes Moran Murray Howell Murphy Write-In Precinct 613, Westgate 2,536
1,060
1,393
38
25

Precinct 615, Woodley 1,819
1,023
741
30
25

Precinct 627, Woodlawn 1,782
1,636
559
37
21

Precinct 616, Riverside 1,380
621
697
21
41

Precinct 413, Fairfield 1,389
1,163
175
33
18

Precinct 428, Pinewood 1,818
1,431
329
31
27

U.S. Senate: George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D)


Total Votes George Allen Tim Kaine Write-In Precinct 613, Westgate 2,551
1,411
1,140

Precinct 615, Woodley 1,846
773
1,073

Precinct 627, Woodlawn 2,291
606
1,685

Precinct 616, Riverside 1,388
709
679

Precinct 413, Fairfield 1,413
204
1,209

Precinct 428, Pinewood 1,832
630
1,107

Fairfax County Storm Drainage Improvement Bonds Issue


Yes No Precinct 613, Westgate 1,706
733
Precinct 615, Woodley 1,374
406
Precinct 627, Woodlawn 1,809
363
Precinct 616, Riverside 994
353
Precinct 413, Fairfield 1,170 180
Precinct 428, Pinewood 1,409
242

Fairfax County Public Library Bonds Issue


Yes No Precinct 613, Westgate 1,487
944
Precinct 615, Woodley 1,263
510
Precinct 627, Woodlawn 1,708
456
Precinct 616, Riverside 879
472
Precinct 413, Fairfield 1,109
233
Precinct 428, Pinewood 1,417
333

Fairfax County Public Safety Bonds Issue


Yes No Precinct 613, Westgate 1,487
944
Precinct 615, Woodley 1,168
605
Precinct 627, Woodlawn 1,637
528
Precinct 616, Riverside 816
521
Precinct 413, Fairfield 1,062
281
Precinct 428, Pinewood 1,381
375

Fairfax County Parks and Park Facilities Bonds Issue


Yes No Precinct 613, Westgate 1,604
834
Precinct 615, Woodley 1,263
510
Precinct 627, Woodlawn 1,641
521
Precinct 616, Riverside 879
462
Precinct 413, Fairfield 1,079
270
Precinct 428, Pinewood 1,387
373

Proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendment No. 1 - Eminent Domain


Yes No Precinct 613, Westgate 1,666
798
Precinct 615, Woodley 1,161
626
Precinct 627, Woodlawn 1,123
1,068
Precinct 616, Riverside 951
894
Precinct 413, Fairfield 640 708
Precinct 428, Pinewood 815 946

Proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendment No. 2 - Special Session Start


Yes No Precinct 613, Westgate 1,804
570
Precinct 615, Woodley 1,294
450
Precinct 627, Woodlawn 1,759
303
Precinct 616, Riverside 1,020
304
Precinct 413, Fairfield 1,170
180
Precinct 428, Pinewood 1,409
242
Joe Parsi-Graciani November 07, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Glad not to live there any more, unfortunately this entire country has gone down the drain. Truly a sad day.
Wildermann November 07, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Many of us residing in Mount Vernon still like living here and rather like the demographic shift that in 2008 and 2012 resulted in electing more progressive candidates. Maybe with the changing population dynamics occurring along the Richmond highway corridor, the status quo outcomes of past elections primarily decided by voters in the precincts east of Richmond Highway will field new candidates that focus equal attention on both the corridor and the surrounding communities rather than just the well off neighborhoods. A joyous day in the view of this reader. America is living up to its promise to create a more perfect union for all of its citizens not just for those few that thought only some citizens were deserving of the guarantees and protections of our constitution.
Scott B November 07, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Wow - I had no idea in our area the focus of our tax dollars was on the 'well off ' neighborhoods and that those of us on the 'east' side of Route 1 decided elections. What world do you live in Martin? The massive amount of people living in the housing projects and other places off route one are what fills are schools with over 50, 60, or 70%% of ESL kids who need extra attention and resources to get them semi proficient to be in class with people who speak english, recieve free lunch, and make up the majority of the focus from our area's tax dollars as well as decide the elections because they are simply the 99% monolithic block that the democratic elites use to get the votes to do their bidding and pokcet leing of their friends. Guys like Moran survive from the votes from these people who know nop better about how corrupt he is and just see the D that they have learned means more free stuff for them. It is sad. Those of us who work, and own houses on the 'east' side of route 1 just foot the bills for liberal insanity with our property taxes and get not much in return for our tax dollars.
Wildermann November 07, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Well Scott, Lets begin with parks and recreation facilities. There is an admitted shortfall on the Route 1 corridor leading to both Supervisors acknowledging as much when meeting with Route 1 residents on the lack of playing fields. Citizens east of Route 1 say we want a new park and the county spends millions to acquire a property on Fort Hunt Road ( Lamond property). People east of Route 1 want a place to walk their dogs and bingo a fast track off leash dog park on Fort Hunt Road. People living in some areas of Mount Vernon evidently do have sway it would seem in the apportioning of such resources with our local elected officials and Park Authority officials. The cry for more such facilities on the Route 1 Corridor is not getting the priority or consideration given to the examples provided. In my view you get more return for your tax dollars than you care to acknowledge. I own and pay taxes on a home in a neighborhood on the Route 1 corridor as do many others and we see less in return for our tax dollars than those neighborhoods east of Route 1 with recreation centers, libraries, playing fields, community/ neighborhood parks, hiking/cycling trails, and doggy parks. You make it sound like the people living east of Route 1 are the only ones paying taxes knowing full well that such an idea is a misconception. Poor people pay taxes and are as equally deserving of the infrastructure and quality of life benefits that improve our communities and neighborhoods.

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