Jefferson County vs. Clallam County — How we voted (and differed) on president, governor, same-sex, et.al.!

By Peninsula Daily News

WE SHARE THE North Olympic Peninsula, but, boy, do we differ when it comes to politics!

Clallam County went for Mitt Romney (though by a 47-vote margin). Jefferson went strongly for President Obama.

Republican Rob McKenna was the victor in Clallam. Democrat Jay Inslee was the man in Jefferson.

We agree on legalizing marijuana, Maria Cantwell and Derek Kilmer . . . but not on same-sex marriage.

Clallam likes charter schools . . . but Jefferson doesn't.

And the Republican challengers to the Peninsula's three state Democratic state legislators seemed to do a bit better in Clallam than they did in Jefferson.

Here's how Clallam and Jefferson counties voted on the key races in the state election, based on the ballot count Tuesday night (the next vote counts in both counties will be Friday):

PRESIDENT

Clallam — Obama/Biden, 12,930. RomneyRyan, 12,977
Jefferson — Obama/Biden, 9,737. Romney/Ryan, 5,041

GOVERNOR

Clallam — Inslee, 12,373. McKenna,13,888
Jefferson — Inslee, 9,381. McKenna, 5,677

INITIATIVE 502, LEGALIZING MARIJUANA

Clallam — Yes, 14,614. No, 11,754.
Jefferson — 9,824. No, 5,204.

REFERENDUM 74, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Clallam — Yes, 12,241. No, 13,998.
Jefferson — Yes, 9,471. No, 5,531.

INITIATIVE 1240, CHARTER SCHOOLS

Clallam — Yes, 14,108. No, 11,644.
Jefferson — Yes, 6,968. No, 7,788

INITIATIVE 1185, RESTRICTIONS ON RAISING TAXES AND FEES

Clallam — Yes, 17,912. No, 7,716
Jefferson — Yes, 7,891. No, 6,672.


U.S. SENATE

Clallam — Cantwell, 14,059. Baumgartner, 12,232
Jeffeson — Cantwell, 10,299. Baumgartner, 4,792.


CONGRESS, all the areas that make up the 6th District

Kilmer Driscoll
Clallam 13,687 12,291
Grays Harb 12,919 10,429
Jefferson 9,715 4,972
Kitsap 42,852 31,504
Mason 8,547 7,813
Pierce 29,229 16,731

STATE LEGISLATURE

State senator
24th Legislative District


Clallam County
Hargrove 15,460
Carter 9,423

Jefferson County
Hargrove 10,066
Carter 4,295

State representative
Position 1
24th Legislative District


Clallam County
Van De Wege 15,067
Durgan 9,737

Jefferson County
Van De Wege 10,133
Durgan 4,096

State representative
Position 2
24th Legislative District


Clallam County
Tharinger 13,746
Gale 11,806

Jefferson County
Tharinger 9,606
Gale 4,808

Last modified: November 07. 2012 6:14PM
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