Woonsocket's Voters Backed Obama By 64 Percent

Woonsocket Patch asked voters who they supported for president, and why.


The election is over, and while the majority of Woonsocket voters sided with President Barack Obama (Obama: 7,978, Romney: 4,111) with a 64 percent majority, not all did, and the outcome continues to draw comments on Woonsocket Patch.

Today, we've got a few opinions on each side of the Romney/Obama question from election day with faces to match, including one charming nonagenarian voter (We're featuring her photo for that, not because she voted for Obama):

At Crepeau Court Nov. 6, Bertha Julevich, accompanied by her son, Mark, was out to cast her vote for Obama.

Bertha didn't mince words. "I'm an old lady," she announced cheerfully. She turns 99 in December. Bertha said she wanted to live up to her responsibility as a citizen. "I had to vote. It's my duty," she said.

Bertha voted for the first time in 1932, 12 years after the nineteenth ammendment secured women's right to vote in the US. Bertha picked the winner that year, too — Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR challenged incumbent Herbert Hoover, a Republican who took office months before the start of the Great Depression.

"I like the way he talks to you," Bertha said of Obama. "I look at them as they are and take them as they are," she said of presidential candidates.

"I couldn't sit this one out," said Alfred Benoit at Harris Hall in City Hall, who said he voted for Obama, "Simply because it takes more than four years to make some of the changes. I'm just being realistic," he said.

Not everyone felt that way. When asked who was getting her vote on election day at Leo Savoie School, Zoe Allard was in the Republican camp. "Romney. God, we need a change. This guy had four years," she said.'

Listed below are the voting totals for Romney and Obama district by district, including mail in ballots, from the Board of Canvassers (The Secretary of State's Office has since updated these numbers as of Nov. 26, 2012:

Voting Dist. 1 - WMS Obama: 160 / Romney: 57

Voting Dist. 2 - Kennedy Manor Obama: 472 / Romney: 163

Voting Dist. 3 - Park View Manor: Obama: 914 / Romney:478

Voting Dist. 4 - Fairmount Heights: Obama 844 / Romney 221

Voting Dist. 5 - Crepeau Court: Obama 625 / Romney 301

Voting Dist. 6 - #1 Fire Station: Obama 639/ Romney 329

Voting Dist. 7 - Our Lady Queen of Martyrs: Obama 743 / Romney 448

Voting Dist. 8 - Bernon Heights School:  Obama 710 / Romney 503

Voting Dist. 9 - Leo Savoie School:  Obama 952 / Romney 618

Voting Dist. 10 - WHS: Obama 911 / Romney 561

Voting Dist. 11 - Pothier School: Obama 739 / Romney 390

Voting Dist. 12 - Harris Hall, City Hall: Obama 263 / Romney 42

Still Hope November 13, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Woonsocket voters is smart. Consistently the 3rd worst city in the 2nd worst state. Keep up the good work.
Boingo Boingo November 13, 2012 at 09:22 PM
I voted for myself.
English first November 13, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Still Hope. It should read "Woonsocket voters are smart."
Still Hope November 14, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Glad you caught my sarcasm. <-- also sarcasm. My original point has been supported.
gsb November 14, 2012 at 08:59 AM
Yvette M Ayotte November 14, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Yes!!! And our Woonsocket citizen's also chased Walmart out and attempted to do the same to CVS.
Seymour November 14, 2012 at 03:00 PM
And also Yvette there are too many red lights and stop signs and Larry doesn't like sirens and other noise and feels trucks shouldn't drive on the state route he lives on. What a city...so out of touch.
Novan for Life November 14, 2012 at 03:16 PM
gsb what does welfare have to do with it. stop watching fox news
Govstench November 14, 2012 at 08:56 PM
The sad thing about the voters in the 1st district is they get intimitated by the threats to their retirement or disability checks. The elderly fall for this ploy each election cycle. What is so sad is that these very people will be responsible for the cuts to Medicare in January. The Democrats voted for Obamacare which mandates these cuts in medicare. So they lie to the people and everyone listens to them. Cicilline should have been sent home but the dumb and blind send him back to Washington - unbelievable!
Dylan Roy November 14, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Novan, Liberal democrats almost are always in favor of social programs and welfare is a social program. Hence the word LIBERAL. It has nothing to do with fox news. It seems that everytime a conservative voter has something to say the response is always "stop watching fox news". Well i havent turned on my TV for 3 months and guess what... I am still a conservative.
Novan for Life November 14, 2012 at 11:02 PM
well if liberals stand for the needy then conservatives stand for the greedy
Novan for Life November 14, 2012 at 11:03 PM
your statement is false and please provide proof of this
Yvette M Ayotte November 14, 2012 at 11:05 PM
You said that right, Govstench!
Still Hope November 15, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Novan, you just blasted someone for making an uneducated stereotype and then you offer up your own. What would be your position on this: a 30 yr old living in their parents basement, rent free, and free use of utilities and food. At what point do you cut off this 'child' and force them to make a life for themself? Without self-motivation, why would someone leave this situation? Apply this to Welfare programs. What motivation does someone have to make their own success if they are complacent in 'just getting by' using government assistance? You don't have to be a conservative to ween your child out the door and into the world.
Novan for Life November 15, 2012 at 09:33 PM
people need assistance and its not up to you or anyone except the government to do something! Still hope youve proably been rejected for assistance thats why you dont like it. My position is we live in a world where all your going to find are part time jobs and how are you going to pay rent, heat and electric, while having money for food which that cost is rising. But i suppose you dont do grocery shopping in your house by that response.
Novan for Life November 15, 2012 at 09:34 PM
still hope what i said is fact
Dylan Roy November 15, 2012 at 10:20 PM
You may call it an uneducated stereotype if you would like. It is my belief that this "stereotype" has been validated by the majority of dems leaning toward big spending, big governemt and wasteful social programs. Why? It buys them votes. Please dont get me wrong. The bush administration did their fair share of spending with 2 wars that didnt need to occur. It is what it is.
Russell Archambault November 15, 2012 at 10:43 PM
STILL hope;I know the answer to your question. This 30 year old,SMARTER THAN THE PARENTS.As I'm thinking about this, maybe smarter than me also!
Still Hope November 16, 2012 at 05:41 AM
Make sure you are not confusing liberal and conservative with Dem and Rep.
Still Hope November 16, 2012 at 06:13 AM
On the contrary, I own a section 8 qualified, 3-family. You are indirectly paying for my house. Thank you for that. Why are we only finding part time jobs? What happened to careers? What happened to applying your energy and being the best at what you do? What happened to being a valuable asset to society? The people not finding adequate jobs are the people that are looking in the wrong place. I'm sorry, but I don't care if you were a telegraph worker for 40 years...we don't need telegraph workers anymore. Every decade has it's own cycle of old and new careers. Learn the cycle, get the skills. If all you know is roofing, and no one needs a roof...learn how to install solar panels on those roofs. Food costs are rising. This is a huge topic in itself. Did you notice the crazy increase over the last decade? You can attribute that to the cost of strict regulations and product displacement. If you start to harvest corn for auto fuel, what do you think happens to the price of corn for your food? And guess what, corn is in 70% of everything at the grocery store (yeah I do shop). Want a brain buster? Google why sugar in the US costs twice as much here as it does everywhere else in the world, even though we are one of the top producers. shortcut: http://commodities.about.com/od/researchcommodities/a/The-Two-Sugar-Markets-Us-Sugar-And-World-Sugar.htm You want the government to support us? I want the government to stop robbing us.
Lu November 16, 2012 at 01:27 PM
It's not a state route.
Lu November 16, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Well said Gov.
Lu November 16, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Liberals are liberal with other peoples money. Not so much with their own.
Still Hope November 16, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Russ is correct as usual. It is a sound business model. Forego pride and the hope of getting laid for financial stability and a home cooked meal.
Jerry November 26, 2012 at 01:14 AM
People like Obama because he is an excellent public speaker...that's it. He will keep the poor, poor....and the rich, rich..he wants you to think he's helping you, he's just full of fluff..no substance. I work and he certainly hasn't helped me. If you don't work, he'll keep you unemployed, and keep paying welfare recipients, because all of a sudden, they get out to vote now. Never did before...hmmm, what's up with that?


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