WILTON, Conn. – Wilton voters strayed from the rest of the state and the nation, supporting Gov. Mitt Romney and other Republicans in Tuesday’s big election.
Romney and vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan received 5,424 votes from Wilton voters, edging out President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who received 4,584 votes in town. These numbers include absentee ballots.
The Libertarian ticket of Gary Johnson and Paul Gray received 82 votes from Wilton residents, while the Independent team of Rocky Anderson and Luis Rodriguez received 20 votes.
Obama easily won Connecticut for its seven electoral votes, en route to his nationwide victory and a second term in the White House.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon also won in Wilton, receiving 5,259 votes to Democrat opponent Chris Murphy’s 4,428 votes. Murphy ended up winning the Senate seat, which is being vacated by the retiring independent Joe Lieberman. Libertarian candidate Paul Passarelli received just 147 votes in Wilton. There were five write-in votes in the Senate race.
In the race for the 4th District Congressional seat, the vote was much closer. Republican challenger Steve Obsitnik was a winner in Wilton, taking 4,931 town votes to Democratic incumbent Jim Himes’ 4,864 Wilton votes. Himes won districtwide to keep the congressional seat. Just two write-in votes were recorded in the 4th District race.