How the South End Voted in 2012
The South End came out in large numbers for Obama and Warren.
According to unofficial results released by the city of Boston on Wednesday, voters in the South End came out strong for Obama and Warren, and supported all three ballot questions.
Out of the South End wards and precincts (Ward 4, 1-4, Ward 5, Pct. 1, Ward 8 Pct. 1 and Ward 9 Pct 1), 81.15 percent of voters supported president Barack Obama and 16.19 percent of voters supported Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Green-Rainbow party candidate Jill Stein netted .64 percent of the vote and Libertarian candidate Governor Gary Johnson recieved .74 percent of the vote.
In the U.S. Senate race, the South End broke firmly for consumer advocate and democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. Warren won 78.76 percent of the vote, with incumbent Senator Scott Brown netting just 22.27 percent of the vote.
Although not the final results in the rest of Massachusetts, South End residents voted to pass all three ballot questions.
For question 1, known as "Right to Repair," 86.42 percent of South End residents voted yes, with 13.58 percent voting no. Support for the question was extremely high in Ward 4, Precinct 1, with 89 percent of voters there supporting the measure.
Question 2, known as "Assisted Suicide" did not pass in Massachusetts, although if it had been up to South End residents, it would have. "Yes" votes totaled 60.69 percent, while 34.89 percent of residents voted "No." Interestingly, the measure failed in two precincts. Ward 8, Precinct 1 and Ward 9, Precinct 2 both had "No" votes at more than 50 percent.
On Question 3, the legalization of medical marijuana, South End residents overwhelmingly supported the measure, with 74.69 percent voting "Yes." Just 25.30 percent of South End residents voted no on question 3.