Almost 90 percent of Brookfield registered voters — and 106 unregistered voters — cast their ballots in the 2012 Presidential Election, which saw incumbent Barack Obama (D) elected to a second term.
While Obama had the strongest showing of any Democrat on the ballot — garnering almost 44 percent — Brookfield voters broke for Republican challenger Mitt Romney 4,941-3,916 (55 percent).
Republican candidates won down the line in Brookfield, including Linda McMahon besting Chris Murphy 4,831-3,741 and Andrew Roraback defeating Elizabeth Esty 4,983-3,413, though both GOP candidates ultimately lost their respective elections state- and district-wide.
Find out the statewide results on all the major races — U.S. Senate, Fifth District, 30th District and 107th District — along with updates and victory and concession speeches. See the chart below for a breakdown of Brookfield’s results and updates from Election Day.
Brookfield also voted on nine Charter Revisions Tuesday, two of which passed. Read more about those results here.
Update 10:45 p.m. Nov. 6:
In the presidential, federal and state elections, Republican candidates won every race in Brookfield, each by at least 1,000 votes. See the full breakdown of results below.
District 1 District 2 Absentee Total Percentage Total Votes Cast
Presidential RaceRomney 1645 2830 466 4941 55.11 8965 Obama 1305 2233 378 3916 43.68
Anderson 11 16 3 30 0.33
Johnson 26 46 6 78 0.87
U.S. SenateMcMahon 1661 2766 404 4831 55.48 8719 Murphy 1231 2204 306 3741 42.96
Passarelli 52 69 15 136 1.56
Fifth Congressional DistrictRoraback 1654 2898 431 4983 59.35 8396 Esty 1151 1979 283 3413 40.65
30th Senate DistrictChapin 1626 2846 433 4905 61.11 7927 Riiska 1069 1812 241 3122 38.89
107th Assembly DistrictScribner 2104 3791 553 6448 88.26 7312 Stevenson 310 475 73 858 11.74
Registrars of VotersDunkerton 1469 2512 346 4327 7850 Dori 1175 2047 301 3523
Update 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6:
Polls are closed in Brookfield but the results of Tuesday's voting will not be available for a few hours, according to Republican Registrar of Voters Jeff Dunkerton (in one of his last official acts), due to the large number of absentee and oversees ballots and the number of races and questions on the ballot.
Update 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6:
The Registrars of Voters are reporting that, as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, 2,646 ballots were cast at Huckleberry Hill Elementary School and 4,554 at Brookfield High School, for a total of 7,200 votes recorded out of over 10,000 registered voters.
Update 1:15 p.m. Nov. 6:
Though traffic has been steady at both Brookfield polling places throughout Tuesday morning’s elections, voter turnout so far is down considerably since the 2008 Presidential Election. As of 1 p.m., 4,435 voters had cast their ballots in Brookfield, compared with 5,136 ballots cast as of the same time in 2008.
District I, Huckleberry Hill Elementary School (HHES), received 1,651 ballots as of 1 p.m. Tuesday (1,830 by 1 p.m. in 2008) and District II, Brookfield High School (BHS), recorded 2,784 votes (3,336 by 1 p.m. in 2008).
“We are running behind 2008 but there’s no way to know what’s going to happen later in the day,” BHS moderator Paula Hopewell said. Hopewell said voters were already in the BHS gym before the polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, “lined up around the back of the room,” and that there has been a steady stream coming through, though apparently not as many as previous presidential elections.
Moderator Irene Berger said there were some 50 people waiting to get into the HHES gym at 6 a.m. and there has been a consistent line to vote for residents living on streets starting with A-H. (This was confirmed on our Facebook page by reader Joann Fabricatore Doyle, who said “the line for streets A-H were out the door at Huckleberry, you will be ok if you live on streets I-Z!!”)
Berger said that while there were hold-ups at times, it didn’t seem to be due to the charter revision questions included on the ballot. She said that a number of people read the explanatory text posted on the wall before voting but not one person came to the moderators with questions.
“Some people come in and vote very quickly,” she said. “Their either educated [about the proposals] or just voting for the elections, which is their right.”
Hopewell said that the BHS moderators and volunteers had not received any questions about the charter revisions, either, and noted that the explanatory text for each proposal was posted on the wall and available for review at a designated table.
Brookfield goes to the polls Tuesday, November 6 along with the rest of nation for the 2012 Presidential Election between incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Besides electing the highest office in the land, Brookfield voters will also be casting their ballots for U.S. Senate, Congress, State Senate, State Representative and Registrars of Voters.
[Brookfield will also be voting on nine revisions to the Town Charter. Check back Tuesday morning for a roundup of Patch’s Charter Revision coverage.]
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Huckleberry Hill Elementary School (District I) and Brookfield High School (District II). Check with the Registrars of Voters with questions about the polling places or process.
In the U.S. Senate race, Fifth District Congressman Chris Murphy (D) is facing Republican candidate Linda McMahon, who first ran for senate in 2010 against former Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Both Murphy and McMahon had strong showings in Brookfield in their respective August primaries, though McMahon garnered more than twice as many votes and won by a much larger margin.
The campaign has been heated at times, with attack ads flooding the state’s airwaves. Patch reporter DJ McAneny sifted through all the contentious language and presented the campaign as word clouds.
The race for the Fifth District seat being vacated by Murphy is a match up between Brookfield’s State Rep. Andrew Roraback (R-30) and former Democratic state legislator Elizabeth Esty, who defeated former State Speaker of the House Chris Donovan in the August primary in the wake of a campaign contribution scandal.
Brookfield resident John Pistone is also running an independent write-in campaign for the seat.
And check out the Campaign Notebook column archives for a day-by-day breakdown of the Senate and House campaigns.
Incumbent State Rep. David Scribner (R-107) received the endorsement of Republicans in the August primary after Brookfield Board of Education member Harry Shaker was nominated at the party caucus.
The 107th District Democratic Caucus failed to nominate a candidate for the seat, however Bethel resident David Stevenson is running on the Working Families Party.
Democratic candidate William Riiska is facing Republican Clark Chapin for the 30th District State Senate seat being vacated Roraback.
Brookfield’s Democrat and Republican Registrars of Voters are also up for election this year. Current Democratic Registrar Dotti Dori is running unopposed, as is Tom Dunkerton for Republican Registrar, who was a late addition to the ballot .
How Brookfield Voted in 2008 (87.75 Percent Turnout)
(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman)
- Obama-Biden (D) — 4,340 votes
- McCain-Palin (R) — 4,753 votes
- Nader and Gonzalez — 80 votes
- Baldwin-Castle (WI) — 4 votes
- McKinney and Clemente (WI) — 0 votes
- Moore and Alexander (WI) — 0 votes
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 5th DISTRICT
- Chris Murphy (D) — 3,538 votes
- David J. Cappiello (R) — 4,625 votes
- Thomas L. Winn (I) — 59 votes
- Harold H. Burbank II (G) — 37 votes
- Chris Murphy (WF) — 428 votes
- Walter Gengarelly (WI) — 0 votes
30TH SENATE DISTRICT
- Andrew Roraback (R) — 5,174
- Michael Renzullo (D) — 2,817
- Michael Renzullo (WF) — 260
107TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
- David Scribner (R) — 5,481 votes
- David Stevenson (D) — 2,414 votes
- David Scribner (I) — 394 votes
- David Stevenson (WF) — 195
How Brookfield Voted in 2010 (67 Percent Turnout)
(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; CS=Common Sense Party)
- Richard Blumenthal (D) — 2,670 votes
- Linda McMahon (R) — 3,753 votes
- Richard Blumenthal (WF) — 87 votes
- Warren Mosler (I) — 62 votes
- John Mertens (CL) — 26 votes
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 5th DISTRICT
- Chris Murphy (D) — 2,763 votes
- Sam S.F. Caligiuri (R) — 3,568 votes
- Chris Murphy (WF) — 112 votes
- Sam S.F. Caligiuri (I) — 68 votes
3OTH SENATE DISTRICT
- Andrew Roraback (R) — 4,569 votes
- Dennis O'Neil (WF) — 815 votes
107TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
- David Scribner (R) — 4,614 votes
- David Stevenson (WF) — 459 votes
- David Scribner (I) — 281 votes
- Bruce Siennick (CS) — 399 votes
Patch live blogged all three Presidential Debates and the Vice Presidential Debate in October and pulled together a local consensus on each.
- First Presidential Debate:
- Second Presidential Debate: Fiery Town Hall Toe-to-Toe
- Third Presidential Debate: Candidates Faceoff on Foreign Policy
- Vice Presidential Debate: Surrogates Spar
Third party candidates Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Virgil Goode (Constitution) and Rocky Anderson (Justice) held their own Presidential Debate and Patch reporter Justin Reynolds caught up with Connecticut’s third party leaders for their take on the race.
Patch also covered debates for U.S. Senate and the Fifth District.
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