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The Presidential Election Results, City By City

Barack Obama beat challenger Mitt Romney in every Contra Costa city, though some cities were closer than others.

The presidential contest was decisive in Contra Costa County, according to final figures released today by the County Registrar of voters. Barack Obama defeated challenger Mitt Romney in every city.

In total, 442,143 Contra Costa voters cast ballots for president. Of those, 290,824 voted for Obama, and 136,517 voted for Romney.

In some cities (Danville and Clayton), Obama had what could only be described as a narrow victory.  In others (Richmond and Martinez), the president fairly well trounced his opponent.

In Walnut Creek, the outcome was decisive. Of the 36,755 votes cast (an 84 percent turnout, by the way), Obama received 22,918 votes to Romney’s 12,718.

In Danville, with a total of 20,422 votes cast, 11,870 were for Obama and 11,521 were for Romney.

Obama did slightly better in San Ramon, where 81 percent of registered voters there chose Obama 17,410 to Romney’s 11,028.

It was also close in Clayton – Obama won with 3,210 votes, to Romney’s 3020

As expected, Obama did well in blue collar cities like Martinez (home to Democratic powerhouse George Miller), where he received 11,641 to Romney’s 5,527, with an 80 percent turnout.

But the president did equally well in upper-income cities like Orinda, where he won 7,158 to 3,958. 86 percent of registered Orindans cast their ballots in the last election.

In the town of Moraga, Obama beat Romney 5,244 to 3,487, with an 85 percent turnout.

86 percent of Lafayette voters went to the polls and cast 9,001 votes for Obama to 5,174 votes for Romney.

In Concord, which had a 78 percent turnout, Obama won with 30,475 to Romney’s 14,621. Peace and Freedom candidate Roseanne Barr did relatively well in Concord, winning 212 votes there (the most of any Contra Costa city), though she received less than the 225 write-in votes in that city.

In Pleasant Hill, Obama beat Romney by more than 50 percent, garnering 10,746 votes to Romney’s 4,868.

The 85 percent of El Cerrito voters chose Obama by a 90 percent margin – 10,496 to 1,391.

In Hercules, 77 percent of the voters chose Obama 7,929 to 1,901.

In Pinole, 6,027 votes were cast for Obama, 1,935 for Romney with 79 percent casting votes.

In East County, Antioch (24,105 to 9,262), Brentwood (11,415 to 9,232), Oakley (7,195 to 4,381) and Pittsburg (15,681 to 3,598) all went for Obama, as did Richmond (22,912 to 3,025) and San Pablo (5,365 to 623) in West County.

In unincorporated areas of the county, a total of 43,026 voted for Obama, and 25,247 voted for Romney.

UPDATE: Here's the breakdown city-by-city along with a comparison of the 2008 vote for Obama with the 2012 vote.

2008 2012

Obama vote change

Obama McCain Obama Romney Antioch 68.5% 29.3% 70.5% 27.1% 2.0% Brentwood 56.7% 41.3% 53.9% 43.6% -2.8% Clayton 54.8% 43.3% 50.4% 47.4% -4.4% Concord 66.2% 31.4% 65.4% 31.4% -0.8% Danville 55.0% 43.4% 49.7% 48.3% -5.2% El Cerrito 84.9% 12.5% 85.0% 11.3% 0.1% Hercules 77.1% 21.5% 79.1% 19.0% 2.0% Lafayette 67.2% 30.5% 61.8% 35.5% -5.4% Martinez 67.7% 29.5% 65.5% 31.1% -2.3% Moraga 62.7% 35.1% 58.5% 38.9% -4.2% Oakley 60.8% 36.8% 60.1% 36.6% -0.7% Orinda 67.2% 30.7% 62.6% 34.6% -4.6% Pinole 71.9% 25.9% 73.7% 23.7% 1.8% Pittsburg 77.1% 21.0% 79.7% 18.3% 2.5% Pleasant Hill 69.1% 28.2% 66.3% 30.0% -2.8% Richmond 87.7% 10.5% 88.5% 9.0% 0.8% San Pablo 85.8% 12.2% 87.7% 10.2% 1.9% San Ramon 62.0% 36.1% 59.9% 37.9% -2.1% Walnut Creek 65.1% 32.7% 62.8% 34.8% -2.3% COUNTY 67.7% 30.1% 66.2% 31.1% -1.5%

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