Could the Greater West Bloomfield area be considered a new election bellwether? Seventy-four percent of registered residents voted in the majority on five of six statewide ballot proposals, among other votes presaging winners.
West Bloomfield residents turned out at a total rate of 74.66 percent, including 37,866 ballots cast from 50,721 registered voters. Most of those physically went to the polls on election day: 22,251 voters visited a precinct, while 15,615 turned in absentee ballots.
Most supported proposal 1, to allow the approval of the Emergency Manager Law in Michigan.
Victories for the Democratic Party possibly establishing West Bloomfield voters as trendsetters included incumbent President Barack Obama over Gov. Mitt Romney (56-43 percentage total in West Bloomfield, respectively), incumbent U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow over Pete Hoekstra for the Senate (62-36) and incumbent U.S. Rep. Gary Peters over John Hauler for the House of Representatives 14th District (67-30).
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How did West Bloomfield vote on statewide ballot proposals?
The least-supported proposals in West Bloomfield were numbers 5 and 6, which fell by a percentage total of 72-28 and 71-29, respectively.
Yes No Proposal 1 21,721 13,536 Proposal 2 12,866 22,796 Proposal 3 13,726 21,293 Proposal 4 12,997 22,499 Proposal 5 9,978 25,325 Proposal 6 10,349 25,312
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