Election 2016 Results:Voters Overwhelmingly Support Hillary

By Beth Treffeisen, Beacon Hill Times Staff

For many in Boston the election results for the presidential election did not come out as expected. But in the heart of Beacon Hill and the West End, it is clear that they wanted one candidate over the other.

“It’s incredibly disappointing, but I’m proud of the results in Massachusetts, and particularly in places like Beacon Hill and the Back Bay, where people overwhelmingly voted for the candidate who stood for inclusiveness, equality and justice for all of us, regardless of where we were born, the color of our skin, our religion or anything else,” said State Representative Jay Livingstone. “Despite what happened in the Presidential race, we will continue to make sure our society is open to all people.”

Below, you can find the local election results on where you voted in this past historic presidential election:

Ward 3

Precinct 4 located at the Knights of Columbus at 41 North Margin St, there are 1,972 registered voters at this precinct and 1,380 votes were counted. Hillary Clinton won with 66 percent of the vote followed by President Elect Donald Trump at 26 percent. Gary Johnson followed with about 5 percent of the vote and Jill Stein had one percent. There were also 33 write in votes at around 2 percent.

Precinct 5 located at the Amy Lowell House at 65 Martha Rd, there are 3,163 registered voters and 2,136 votes counted. Hillary Clinton won the presidential race with 76 percent of the vote. President Elect Donald Trump came in second with 18 percent of the vote. Gary Johnson came in third with 4 percent of the vote and Jill Stein followed with one percent of the vote. There were also 350 write-in votes at 1.5 percent.

Precinct 6 located at Boston City Hall, there are 4,490 registered voters at this precinct and 2,801 votes were counted. Hillary Clinton won with 73 percent of the vote, followed by Donald Trump with 19 percent of the vote. Gary Johnson got 5 percent of the vote and Jill Stein got about one percent of the vote. There were also 69 write-in votes at 2.5 percent.

Ward 5

Precinct 3 located at the State House, there are 1,812 registered voters at this precinct and 1,309 votes were counted. Hillary Clinton won with 77 percent of the vote and President Elect Donald Trump followed with 14 percent of the vote. Gary Johnson got around 4 percent of the vote followed by Jill Stein with close to one percent of the vote. There were also 43 write-in votes at 3 percent.

Precinct 4 located at the West End Library, there are 2,409 registered voters at this precinct and 1,610 votes where counted. Hillary Clinton won with 81 percent of the vote and President Elect Donald Trump followed with about 11 percent of the vote. Gary Johnson had close to 5 percent and Jill Stein had about 0.5 percent of the vote. There were 48 write-in votes at close to 3 percent.

Precinct 5 located at the Hill House Community Center, there are 730 registered voters at this precinct and 557 votes where counted. Hillary Clinton won with 77 percent followed by President Elect Donald Trump at close to 16 percent. Gary Johnson got 4 percent and Jill Stein got about 0.5 percent. There were 15 write-in votes at 2.6 percent.

Precinct 11 located at the Hill House Community Center, there are 1,237 registered voters at this precinct and 867 votes were counted. Hillary Clinton won with 80 percent of the vote and President Elect Donald Trump followed with close to 14 percent of the vote. Gary Johnson got close to 4 percent and Jill Stein got close to one percent. There where also 16 write-in votes at 1.8 percent.

In all of Boston, the Register of Deeds went to Democrat Stephen J Murphy with 160,010 votes at 72.63 percent. Independent M. Ciampa-Coyne came second at 27,476 votes at 12.4 percent. Independent John A Keith came in third with 16,302 votes at 7.4 percent and Independent Joseph M Donnelly, Jr. followed with 15,023 votes at 6.8 percent.

The results of the four questions in Boston fell in line with the results of the overall state.

Question 1, would allow the Gaming Commission to issue an additional slots license failed to pass with 62.68 percent going no at 150,663 votes and 37.32 percent going for at 89,717 votes.

Question 2, which would expand Chart Schools, failed to pass with 62.2 percent of votes against at 159,940 votes and 37.9 percent of votes for at 99,781 votes.

State Representative Jay Livingstone in response to this result said; “Massachusetts has a lot of great schools but also a significant achievement gap. Now, we need to look to other alternatives besides charter schools to close this gap.”

Question 3, that will prohibit certain methods of farm animal containment passed with 80.9 percent of the votes for at 207,195 votes and 19 percent against at 48,891 votes.

Question 4, Legalize Marijuana passes with 62.4 percent for it at 163,724 votes and 37 percent against at 98,454 votes.

Even though the states race to legalize marijuana was a little closer Livingstone was happy to hear the result.

“In 2008, we essentially legalized possession of marijuana, and I’m pleased we’re now going to regulate and tax its distribution,” said Livingstone. “Hopefully, this will make our society safer by eliminating the illegal criminal enterprises that now distribute it.”

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