The election is over, and while the majority of Woonsocket voters sided with President Barack Obama (Obama: 7,978, Romney: 4,111) with a 64 percent majority, not all did, and the outcome continues to draw comments on Woonsocket Patch.
Today, we've got a few opinions on each side of the Romney/Obama question from election day with faces to match, including one charming nonagenarian voter (We're featuring her photo for that, not because she voted for Obama):
At Crepeau Court Nov. 6, Bertha Julevich, accompanied by her son, Mark, was out to cast her vote for Obama.
Bertha didn't mince words. "I'm an old lady," she announced cheerfully. She turns 99 in December. Bertha said she wanted to live up to her responsibility as a citizen. "I had to vote. It's my duty," she said.
Bertha voted for the first time in 1932, 12 years after the nineteenth ammendment secured women's right to vote in the US. Bertha picked the winner that year, too — Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR challenged incumbent Herbert Hoover, a Republican who took office months before the start of the Great Depression.
"I like the way he talks to you," Bertha said of Obama. "I look at them as they are and take them as they are," she said of presidential candidates.
"I couldn't sit this one out," said Alfred Benoit at Harris Hall in City Hall, who said he voted for Obama, "Simply because it takes more than four years to make some of the changes. I'm just being realistic," he said.
Not everyone felt that way. When asked who was getting her vote on election day at Leo Savoie School, Zoe Allard was in the Republican camp. "Romney. God, we need a change. This guy had four years," she said.'
Listed below are the voting totals for Romney and Obama district by district, including mail in ballots, from the Board of Canvassers (The Secretary of State's Office has since updated these numbers as of Nov. 26, 2012:
Voting Dist. 1 - WMS Obama: 160 / Romney: 57
Voting Dist. 2 - Kennedy Manor Obama: 472 / Romney: 163
Voting Dist. 3 - Park View Manor: Obama: 914 / Romney:478
Voting Dist. 4 - Fairmount Heights: Obama 844 / Romney 221
Voting Dist. 5 - Crepeau Court: Obama 625 / Romney 301
Voting Dist. 6 - #1 Fire Station: Obama 639/ Romney 329
Voting Dist. 7 - Our Lady Queen of Martyrs: Obama 743 / Romney 448
Voting Dist. 8 - Bernon Heights School: Obama 710 / Romney 503
Voting Dist. 9 - Leo Savoie School: Obama 952 / Romney 618
Voting Dist. 10 - WHS: Obama 911 / Romney 561
Voting Dist. 11 - Pothier School: Obama 739 / Romney 390
Voting Dist. 12 - Harris Hall, City Hall: Obama 263 / Romney 42