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Final Tally for Benicia in 2012 General Election

Vote totals will be certified today, December 4, 2012.

According to the Solano County Registrar of Voters, 14,538 Benicia voters cast ballots in the November 6, 2012 General Election.  There are a total of 18,430 registered voters in Benicia meaning turnout was 78.9 percent. 

Here are the election results for Benicia in the 2012 General Election Campaign:

 

 

Total

Percentage

President of the United States

 

 

Barack Obama

9,234

63.9

Mitt Romney

4,790

33.2

U.S. Senate

 

 

Dianne Feinstein

9,436

67.3

Elizabeth Emken

4,588

32.7

House of Representatives

 

 

Mike Thompson

9,257

67.4

Randy Loftin

4,478

32.6

CA State Senate

 

 

Lois Wolk

8,967

65.6

Frank Miranda

4,693

34.4

CA State Assembly

 

 

Susan Bonilla

10,254

100

 

 

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Robert Livesay December 04, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Now is that surprising. Confirmed very Liberal town.
96conv December 04, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Agreed but does it really matter how Benica votes? CA is blue regardless.
Sonny Flores December 04, 2012 at 06:01 PM
And Robert, why do you have to label "Liberal", how about just a town that is keenly aware of the right way to vote for what is best for America, not best for a select few. Many Republicans voted Democrat as well, wow what a concept "Vote for what is right, not just for the party that you belong too."
Benician December 04, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Yes, Robert, Benicia is a liberal town. A town I'm very happy to be living in.
Robert Livesay December 04, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Sonny where did you get your information. Keenly aware? Many Republicans voted for Democrat as well. How many? Sonny just what is right? Sonny if I should not label the :Liberal politically what should I say they are? You seem to have a lot of info to share with all of us. Please give us the specifics. I also do like this town very much. Native Californian and do know the politics very well.
Robert Livesay December 04, 2012 at 07:32 PM
96conv apparently the editor thought it mattered. So I just thought I would comment on that fact. Even though I already new it.
Robert Livesay December 04, 2012 at 07:33 PM
So am I Benician
"The Black Panther of Poetry" December 04, 2012 at 08:28 PM
All is well that ends well!!!
Sonny Flores December 04, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Robert, the votes speak for themselves, I am not here to debate you or to justify every comment that I express on this blog, just my opinion. I just asked you a simple question "why do you have to label" and in my opinion, yes "My opinion" I believe people voted on what they believed in no matter if they were Republican, and many of my conservative Republican friends, would rather see their vote count, then vote for one who just does not have what it takes to lead our nation. I am not getting drawn into one of your long, "I know my facts rants". I agree with some of your views, but not all. So my question still stands "why do you choose to label" Robert I am glad that you like Benicia.
Robert Livesay December 04, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Sonny it is not a label. It is a political identification. Just like Conservative, Tea Party is. I do know this the Democrats do not like the term Liberal. They would much prefer Progressive. Well the term Liberal has been used for many years. I choose to use it. It is no more a label than Conservative. It just identifies. Yes I like Benicia very much and also do like the people that live here. Politics plays no part in where I live.
Ari Soglin December 05, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I just checked the 2008 results (http://www.co.solano.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=4536), and, if my calculations are correct, Obama got 65.26% of the Benicia vote in that election. So, he lost about 1.4 percentage points. Countywide, he got 63.2% in 2008 and 63.3% in 2012.
Robert Livesay December 05, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Well guess what Ari I do know what I am talking about. Thank you.
Sonny Flores December 05, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Robert thanks for your view on labels. for myself, I do not mind the term "liberal" I consider myself to be a "conservative liberal" an oxymoron don't you think. But if there is such an animal, I am it. Society must have values and limits , who sets the standards and/or morays, thats where things can get complicated . Great empires fell when they became a society of "do what ever you want, go for it" I stand a little left on some issues and a little right on other issues. Have a Merry Christmas everyone!!
Robert Livesay December 05, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Sonny thanks for your comment. I loved your last line. I also wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and also do enjoy all the Christmas decorations as well. This is a wonderful time of year.

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