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How Hudson Voted in the November 2012 Election

State voters delivered a victory to President Barack Obama and Tammy Baldwin. Republican incumbents won in three other contested races, but how did each Hudson precinct vote?

HOW THE STATE VOTED 

By now it's no secret that President Barack Obama carried Wisconsin on his way to defeating former Gov. Mitt Romney to earn a second presidential term. Obama scored a 53 percent to 46 percent victory for Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes with 98 percent of the precincts reporting.

Joining Obama back in Washington will be U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), who won a U.S. Senate race against former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-WI). U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy won re-election in Wisconsin Seventh Congressional District over former State Sen. Pat Kreitlow.

Baldwin holds a 51 percent to 46 percent lead with 96 percent of precincts reporting, and Duffy has beaten Kreitlow 56 percent to 44 percent with all precincts counted.

A little closer to home, State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) defeated Democratic challenger Dan Olson with a 59 percent to 41 percent lead with just two precincts not yet counted. State Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) defeated Democratic challenger Diane Odeen by a 56 percent to 44 percent margin with all the precincts counted.

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HOW HUDSON VOTED 

U.S. PRESIDENT

Romney Obama Johnson Stein Goode White Anderson Other City of Hudson - 1 477 467 18 0 2 0 0 5 City of Hudson - 2 725 559 14 1 1 0 0 5 City of Hudson - 3 617 618 11 3 2 0 0 5 City of Hudson - 4 595 579 19 0 3 1 0 1 City of Hudson - 5 504 682 14 7 1 1 0 6 City of Hudson - 6 661 573 13 3 1 0 0 0 Town of Hudson 3,007 1,859 32 12 5 1 1 19 Village of North Hudson 1,238 991 15 6 1 1 0 3 Total 7,824 6,328 136 32 16 4 1 44 Percentage 54.4% 44.0% 0.9% 0.2% 0.1% 0% 0% 0.3%

 

U.S. SENATE

Thompson Baldwin Kexel Allen Other City of Hudson - 1 460 461 24 5 0 City of Hudson - 2 699 570 17 3 0 City of Hudson - 3 590 620 22 1 2 City of Hudson - 4 576 578 25 1 1 City of Hudson - 5 514 659 23 4 1 City of Hudson - 6 646 570 17 2 1 Town of Hudson 2,839 1,912 95 9 0 Village of North Hudson 1,178 994 42 9 0 Total 7,502 6,364 265 34 5 Percentage 52.9% 44.9% 1.9% 0.2% 0%

 

U.S. CONGRESS - WI-7

Duffy Kreitlow Other City of Hudson - 1 481 442 2 City of Hudson - 2 731 520 1 City of Hudson - 3 626 568 0 City of Hudson - 4 601 547 1 City of Hudson - 5 526 645 1 City of Hudson - 6 691 532 1 Town of Hudson 3,004 1,745 8 Village of North Hudson 1,251 922 0 Total 7,911 5,921 14 Percentage 57.1% 42.8% 0%

 

STATE SENATE - DISTRICT 10

Harsdorf Olson Other City of Hudson - 1 534 403 1 City of Hudson - 2 782 481 3 City of Hudson - 3 700 531 0 City of Hudson - 4 669 502 2 City of Hudson - 5 578 608 2 City of Hudson - 6 728 503 1 Town of Hudson 3,217 1,615 3 Village of North Hudson 1,353 855 1 Total 8,561 5,498 13 Percentage 60.8% 39.1% 0.1%

 

STATE ASSEMBLY - DISTRICT 30

Knudson Odeen Other City of Hudson - 1 512 411 0 City of Hudson - 2 737 522 3 City of Hudson - 3 654 566 0 City of Hudson - 4 635 533 1 City of Hudson - 5 552 638 0 City of Hudson - 6 706 522 1 Town of Hudson 3,164 1,664 1 Village of North Hudson 1,275 926 1 Total 8,335 5,782 7 Percentage 59% 40.9% 0.1%

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Hudson results are provided by the St. Croix County Clerk's Office and are unofficial. Results are subject to change on election night due to manual entries of votes cast on the touch screen voting equipment.

Frank McGruber November 08, 2012 at 12:48 AM
It heartens me that Hudson has common sense. Too bad the rest of the country (or just over half), has none.
TP November 08, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I'd argue that if you had any common sense you wouldn't feel the need to post such a comment.
Micheal Foley November 08, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Please keep your comments civil in here so I don't have to remove any more.
SAM November 08, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Some of the best news for Wisconsin and especially nationally is the addition of more women to the Senate! Finally, more common sense will prevail. While we think Barack Obama is one of the best things to happen for our country, maybe our next president will be a woman--Hillary Clinton? Elizabeth Warren? It would be nice to see more of the women's perspective finally to help lead our country. Look harder at what they do each day in their own families, in business, in making "connections" with friends and community members. We're getting closer now as they gain seats in government! Good news!!!
Butch November 08, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Are there candidates names missing on the U S Congress chart?
Mick November 08, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Voting forfor race or gender is misguided at least and racist, misogyny, or misandry at worst. Vote the issue, not the color or gender.
yomammy November 08, 2012 at 02:47 PM
yep...voting a woman in just becsue you want to get the "numbers up" is a very poor way to vote. Maybe researching the best candidate would be a better path... I cat count the times i have been called "racist" because I did not vote for Obama...It had NOTHING to do with it... The left did its best to spread the white guilt.
robert November 08, 2012 at 04:09 PM
a woman yes, hillary you've got to be kidding. the lying she has done on lybia was for political calmness for her party as to assume the current administration has done away with all the bad guys. credibility and transparency are a must to be a leader.lies lies lies. how often do we let liers in our own house?
Renee November 08, 2012 at 04:21 PM
You are both missing the point. There have always been well qualified, brilliant women. The climate is changing so that they actually have a CHANCE at being elected to office. It's a great direction for our country, regardless of the side of the aisle in which you sit.
Jim Bob November 08, 2012 at 04:32 PM
In the presidential election, Romney won all St. Croix County townships, cities, etc., with the exception of Hammond.
Micheal Foley November 08, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I didn't include candidates who registered zero votes.
Micheal Foley November 08, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Here's a link to St. Croix County's complete results by precinct for every race: http://www.co.saint-croix.wi.us/vertical/sites/%7BBC2127FC-9D61-44F6-A557-17F280990A45%7D/uploads/GEMS_SOVC_REPORT4.pdf
Micheal Foley November 08, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Please refrain from making things personal. Keep it civil.
Micheal Foley November 08, 2012 at 05:27 PM
The difference, Jim Bob, is that Robert's comment is directed at a public official, while yours is directed at another Patch user who is not a public figure. When you engage in discussion with an individual here, please attack their arguments, not the person.
Mick November 08, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Jim Bob - you asked a question. Let me see if I can answer for you. The way the major parties go about things is that they develop a "platform" (a set of issues and how they stand on them) which is made up of several "planks" (single issues and how they stand). This is supposed to tell us where they stand on the issues (issues being key in my original point). And should help us decide who most closely represents our interests. The way it is supposed to work is that people vote for the person, or group that best represents them on the issues. Voting for one party on the entire ballot is known as "straight ticket voting". "Racism" is the belief that one, or a group of people, are superior, inferior, possess/lack ability, have certain beliefs, are more/less desirable, share certain attributes, etc. based on race alone. People like to throw this word around and a lot of times it is misused. My original comment was if the reason a vote is cast for or against someone is based on race or gender, that is misguided or racist. The issues ought to be what matters but sadly I suspect that is not always the case. Therefore if you are voting on race alone and not the actual issues you are misguided into believing that someone holds your same beliefs and values based on nothing but their skin color. At best misguided. At worst, racism. Hope this helps. Renee – I think you missed the point. May the best woman, or man win based on the people voting on the issues.
Mick November 08, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Jim Bob - you asked a question. Let me see if I can answer for you. The way the major parties go about things is that they develop a "platform" (a set of issues and how they stand on them) which is made up of several "planks" (single issues and how they stand). This is supposed to tell us where they stand on the issues (issues being key in my original point). And should help us decide who most closely represents our interests. The way it is supposed to work is that people vote for the person, or group that best represents them on the issues. Voting for one party on the entire ballot is known as "straight ticket voting". "Racism" is the belief that one, or a group of people, are superior, inferior, possess/lack ability, have certain beliefs, are more/less desirable, share certain attributes, etc. based on race alone. People like to throw this word around and a lot of times it is misused. My original comment was if the reason a vote is cast for or against someone is based on race or gender, that is misguided or racist. The issues ought to be what matters but sadly I suspect that is not always the case. Therefore if you are voting on race alone and not the actual issues you are misguided into believing that someone holds your same beliefs and values based on nothing but their skin color. At best misguided. At worst, racism. Hope this helps. Renee – I think you missed the point. May the best woman, or man win based on the people voting on the issues.
Carbon Bigfuut November 08, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Mike, it's the "U.S. CONGRESS - WI-7" chart that has no names.
Micheal Foley November 08, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Thanks! Not sure how that happened. Fixed now.
Chadwick November 08, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Yes, JimBob I believe TP is stating that anyone who voted for Obama does lack some common sense at least economically. The only way you could justify a vote for Obama is if you vote on a social issue such as abortion or gay marriage and you aren't worried about the economics of our nation and the ever expanding class of people who don't contribute to our society. Half of democrats think that rich people should be taxed more so they can suck off the govt trough. It's a great argument for dems to offer to pay for foods, phones, mortgages etc but it's just another form of bribery but with dems they don't even have the courtesy to use their own money. JFK wouldn't even recognize the democratic party today and if he used his speech "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country" he would probably have to be escorted out of the DNC convention by armed guards because the dems would tear him limb from limb for telling them they needed to contribute to society and promised them nothing in return.
Rich Petersen November 08, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Yes, the header for the U.S. CONGRESS - WI-7 results is missing
Micheal Foley November 08, 2012 at 07:28 PM
It's fixed now, Rich.
Celeste Koeberl November 08, 2012 at 07:48 PM
If Wisconsin and St. Croix County voters aligned as those across the country, then St. Croix County voting tallies may be understood in part by our demographic characteristics (see, St. Croix County population characteristics from U.S. Census Bureau at http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/55/55109.html). Republicans increasingly rely on white and older voters; Democrat constituencies are growing, and are far less white than Republican constituencies (see, "Demographic Shift Brings New Worry for Republicans", 11/7/2012, New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us/politics/obamas-victory-presents-gop-with-demographic-test.html?hp). Compared to Wisconsin (WI) as a whole, St. Croix County (SCC) is whiter (WI population is 88.4% white persons, SCC is 96.5%); not particularly younger (WI population 65+ is 13.9%, SCC is 10.4%); and wealthier (WI per capita income is $26,624, SCC is $31,377; WIWI median household income is $51,598, SCC is $67,466; WI median value of owner-occupied housing is $169,000, SCC is $225,700; WI home ownership rate is 69.5%, SCC is 77.8%; WI poverty rate is 11.6%, SCC is 6.4%).
Celeste Koeberl November 08, 2012 at 07:55 PM
While the majority of St. Croix County voters chose Romney over President Obama in November 2012, compared to Wisconsin as a whole and neighboring counties the voting tallies were closer to the middle of the distribution than the tails. According to the New York Times figures (see, "Wisconsin Map of Presidential Results" at http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/states/wisconsin): St. Croix Co. voted 55.4% for Romney and 43.2% for Obama; Polk Co. voted 54.1% for Romney and 44.3% for Obama; Pierce Co. voted 49.6% for Romney and 48.8% for Obama; and Dunn Co. voted 51.6% for Obama and 46.6% for Romney. Overall in Wisconsin in the Obama column, three counties reported majority votes for Obama over Romney that differed by less than 1%; about twenty-three counties voted for Obama by between 50% to 59%; six counties voted for Obama by between 60% to 69%; and two counties voted for Obama by over 70% (Dane and Menominee Counties). In the Wisconsin Romney column, four counties reported majority votes for Romney over Obama that differed by less than 1%; about thirty counties voted for Romney by between 50% to 59%; and four counties voted for Romney by between 60% to 69% (Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, and Florence Counties).
Mick November 08, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Jim Bob - you have a couple more questions. Let me try to answer those briefly. Political campaigns are run on the basis of platforms - what are the basic sets of beliefs candidates have and how they profess to go about things if they are elected. It is up to them to get that word out but we have a moral obligation to ourselves and our country to be informed voters and understand what we are voting for or we will most assuredly get what we deserve. There is always a lot of talk about candidates adopting a platform that will get them elected versus adopting a platform that is constructed to move the country forward and strengthen it as best they can. Sometimes the planks are not popular but so be it. Somewhere in there is the difference between someone (as you stated) just trying to win an election and someone who is a true leader. Followers go how the wind blows. Leaders blaze a trail. I do agree that the negative campaigning is not pretty. If you have nothing to run on yourself you try to demonize your competition. We saw this particularly from the PACS on both sides but we also saw a lot from the Obama camp as well. Romney apparently chose a different route and pundits say his lack of attack may have cost him the election. Who knows. (To be continued)
Mick November 08, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Your second paragraph is a little troubling and I think it helps make the point I was trying to make. And I don't know you but hopefully you are neither misguided or a racist, but voting for someone only because the candidate is either black, a woman, or gay, is absolutely wrong. You see, the converse is someone chooses to vote against someone just because they are black, female, or gay. That is certainly not right either but no less wrong than voting for someone for the reasons you describe. Hope this helps. Goodnight Jim Bob (I couldn’t resist).
TP November 09, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Chadwick - not at all with regard to people lacking common sense if they voted for Obama. My point is simple - I respect everyone's right to have an opinion and would never be so egocentric to think that anyone who did not vote the way I did lacks common sense. That kind of logic is flawed. I respect the system and the outcome. The voter's voted - the decision has been made.
Chadwick November 09, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Sorry, I was referring to Frank; I will bypass the other flub you threw out, but you are correct that the decision has been made. Hopefully they can all work together and start to get our spending in check.
Celeste Koeberl November 09, 2012 at 07:02 PM
The point, Jim Bob, is that discussions of why Hudson area voters voted as they did may be better informed when the Hudson area vote tally is considered in a broader factual context--just as you did when commenting on generalized population characteristics and the voting tallies in St. Croix and other nearby Counties. Factual data illustrates how the Hudson area voting tally corresponds with or differs from national, statewide, or regional voting tallies. If the Hudson area voting tally is quite different, we ask "Why"? Many theories have been offered in answer (for example: common sense, racism, economic self-interest, political ideology, personal values, educational level, gerry-mandering, etc.). Relevant factual data about Hudson area voters (for example, demographic characteristics) may allow us to test the fit and soundness of any of these theories.
Mick November 09, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Jim Bob, With all due respect, you are all over the place. In this latest post you seem to be advocating unbridled libertarianism. No rules, no judgment, just leave me alone and if I want to do something or say something I can as long as I am not infringing on anyone else's right to life, liberty, and property. Libertarians generally are more to the right on the political spectrum and seem to be closer to what the Republican Party believes. Which is contrary to things in some of your other posts where it seems like it is ok for the government to infringe on life, liberty, and property. Well anyway, I guess it is not illegal to be a racist. And if the highways you have traveled taught you it is ok to discriminate based on race and vote for someone only because they are a straight white man, so be it. It is just immoral and wrong. There are things that are right and wrong and society helps determine what is what. Society has evolved to where racism is no longer ok. One can be a racist if they want but they are then a pariah…and are morally wrong.
John Feia November 09, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Here are the real facts. A Republican Presidential candidate has only won the national majority 1 time since 1998. I wonder why that is...

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