The winners: Obama, Kaine and Wittman
GOP carries Middlesex
President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday with 303 Electoral votes and 50% of the popular vote. Obama’s primary opponent, Republican Mitt Romney, captured 206 Electoral votes and 48% of the popular vote.
The Democrats kept control of the U.S. Senate, and the Republicans retained a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In Virginia’s U.S. Senate election, Democrat Tim Kaine received 52.28% of the vote to defeat Republican George Allen, who received 47.54% of the vote. Kaine will replace current U.S. Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat who did not seek re-election.
In the First District Congressional election, Republican incumbent Rob Wittman defeated Democratic challenger Adam Cook. Wittman received 56.53% of the vote compared to 40.97% for Cook.
In Virginia, both Constitutional Amendments on the ballot easily passed.
In the U.S. Senate race, Middlesex voters cast 3,489 votes (58.69%) for Allen, and 2,451 votes (41.23%) for Kaine. Allen captured six of the county’s seven precincts, while Kaine won the Church View Precinct.
In the First District U.S. House of Representatives race, Middlesex voters cast 3,395 votes (60.97%) for Wittman, and 2,061 votes (37.02%) for Cook. Wittman won six of the county’s seven precincts, while Cook won the Church View Precinct.
On the Constitutional Amendment dealing with eminent domain, Middlesex voters cast 4,681 votes (84.08%) in favor of the amendment, which will help protect private property rights.
On the Constitutional Amendment dealing with voting on bills in the General Assembly, Middlesex voters overwhelmingly approved the amendment with 4,656 votes (83.14%).
Incumbent mayor Don Richwine received 223 votes.
In the council election, five incumbents were re-elected: Lee Chewning received 248 votes; Boyd C. Wiley, 237 votes; Joan S. Ward, 236 votes; William Thrift, 227 votes; and Joe Heyman, 225 votes.
Newcomer Barbara Hartley also won a seat on council with 221 votes.
For all the election results, visit the State Board of Elections website at http://www.sbe.virginia.gov.