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Liberty bucks state trend, votes Obama

POSTED: November 7, 2012 10:04 a.m.
Georgia Secretary of State Office/

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Liberty County overwhelmingly backed President Barack Obama's bid for re-election, voting 65 percent for the Democrat.

It was, however, one of only 34 counties across the state to vote for him in Tuesday's general election. The remainder of Georgia's 159 counties backed Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who carried the state 2,057,876 to Obama's 1,750,801. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson got 44,837 votes.

Romney's total was 53 percent of the total 3,853,514 votes cast in the state. Liberty County's 16,132 votes were divided 10,427 for Obama, 5,558 for Romney and 147 for Johnson.

Liberty and Chatham counties were the only ones in coastal Georgia, all of Southeast Georgia actually, to back Obama. Most of the other counties to vote for re-election were clustered around the state's largest population centers.

The media player at left has a complete, unofficial county-by-county breakdown of how Georgians voted.

 

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