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ELECTION: Governor, president results breakdown

May 9, 2012

Primary day yielded few surprises in Catawba County in the presidential and state governor primaries.

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney tallied the most votes for U.S. president.

Former Charlotte mayor and Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton received the most votes in North Carolina's gubernatorial race.

Unofficial county results in the Democrat race for U.S. president
Barack Obama 6,912 votes (72.74%)
No preference 2,590 votes (27.76%)

* Obama won every precinct in Catawba County.
Statewide, Obama received 79 percent of the vote

Unofficial county results in the Republican race for U.S. president
Mitt Romney 14,519 votes (63.11%)
Rick Santorum 2,837 votes (12.33%)
Ron Paul 2,323 votes (10.10%)
Newt Gingrich 1,951 votes (8.48%)
No preference 1,377 votes (5.99%)

* Romney won every precinct countywide except Ridgeview, where Paul and Santorum tied with one vote apiece.
Statewide, Romney received 65 percent of the vote

Unofficial county results in the Republican race for N.C. governor
Pat McCrory 20,104 votes (90.83%)
Paul Wright 667 votes (3.01%)
Jim Mahan 395 votes (1.78%)
Scott A. Jones 393 votes (1.78%)
Jim Harney 331 votes (1.50%)
Charles Kenneth Moss 243 votes (1.10%)

* McCrory won every precinct in Catawba County.
Statewide, McCrory received 83 percent of the vote

Unofficial county results in the Democrat race for N.C. governor
Walter Dalton 4,615 votes (52.24%)
Bob Etheridge 2,411 votes (27.29%)
Gardenia M. Henley 725 votes (8.21%)
Gary M. Dunn 396 votes (4.48%)
Bill Faison 371 votes (4.20%)
Bruce Blackmon 317 votes (3.59%)

* Dalton won every precinct in Catawba County. Etheridge finished closest to Dalton in Mountain View #2, Oakland Heights and Falling Creek.
Statewide, Dalton received 46 percent of the vote, to 38 percent for Etheridge

For complete unofficial state voting results, click here

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