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By the Numbers: How Carroll County Voted in the 2012 Election

In spite of being in a blue state, Carroll County continues to be a Republican voting county.

Carroll County showed up at the polls Tuesday and stayed true to its history of voting heavily for Republican candidates.

Out of 110,394 registered voters in Carroll County, approximately 82,687 voters (or just under 75 percent of registered voters) cast ballots in the 2012 general election Tuesday. Here is how Carroll County voted:

Presidential Race (Obama/Biden winner)

Candidate Number of Votes Percent of Votes Democrat Obama/Biden 26,067 31.5 Republican Romney/Paul 53,960 65.3 Libertarian Johnson/Gray 1,516 1.8

US Senator Race (Ben Cardin winner)

Candidate Number of Votes Percent of Votes Democrat Ben Cardin 21,108 26.1 Republican Dan Bongino 39,547 48.9 Unaffiliated Rob Sobhani 19,112 23.6

Congressional District 1 Race (Andy Harris winner)

Candidate Number of Votes Percent of Votes Democrat Wendy Rosen 6,772 22.2 Republican Andy Harris 22,196 72.7

Congressional District 8 Race (Chris Van Hollen winner)

Candidate Number of Votes Percent of Votes Democrat Chris VanHollen 15,304 32.3 Republican Ken Timmerman 29,538 62.3

A look back to the 2008 presidential election

In the 2008 presidential election, Carroll County had 105,449 registered voters with 85,051 or 80.66 percent turning out to cast ballots. In that election, the Obama/Biden ticket got 28,060 Carroll County votes (33.11 percent) and McCain/Palin took 54,503 Carroll County votes (64.31 percent).

Data taken from the Maryland Board of Elections website and the Carroll County Board of Elections website.

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