President Barack Obama will remain in office, and he won Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes.
In 2008, Obama was a winner in Nazareth, Upper Nazareth Township and Stockertown. Here's how the 2012 election numbers are shaking out:
LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS (reporting Nazareth Borough - Wards 1, 2 and 3; Lower Nazareth Twp. 1 and 2; Upper Nazareth Twp. - Western; Palmer Twp./Upper, West - Nazareth; Bushkill Twp. - Cherry Hill, Bushkill Center and Clearfield Districts; Stockertown and Tatamy)Race Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results U.S. President
Obama-Biden5,408 Romney-Ryan 6,821 U.S. Senate
Bob Casey5,618 Tom Smith 6,301
Rick Daugherty2,609 Charlie Dent 5,286
17th DistrictMatt Cartwright 2,063 Laureen Cummings 1,862 17th Total PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane 5,650 David Freed 6,063 PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale 4,623 John Maher 6,764 PA Treasurer Robert McCord 5,026 Diana Vaughn 6,324
138th State HouseLeslie Altieri 2,182 Marcia Hahn 4,646 138th Total 137th State House Joseph H. Capozzolo 2,027 Joe Emrick 3,053 137th Total
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The following is a look back at how Nazareth-area municipalities voted in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections:
President George W. Bush was victorious in all seven Nazareth-area municipalities in, while then-Sen. Barack Obama won in only three of the seven in 2008.
In 2004, the closest contest was in the borough of Nazareth, where Bush beat Sen. John Kerry by just five votes, 1,316 to 1,311. Bush’s margins were larger elsewhere, especially in the townships of Bushkill and Lower Nazareth, where he won by about 700 votes and almost 500 votes, respectively.
The totals in Bushkill were Bush, 2,147, and Kerry, 1,446. The totals in Lower Nazareth were Bush, 1,719, and Kerry, 1,226.
The tallies were closer in the other municipalities – Upper Nazareth and Plainfield townships and the boroughs of Stockertown and Tatamy.
In Upper Nazareth, Bush won, 1,160 to 1,002. In Plainfield, Bush won, 1,699 to 1,285.
Still closer were the margins in Stockertown and Tatamy. In Stockertown, Bush squeaked by, 205-197. And in Tatamy, he won by about 80 votes, 280 to 199.
In 2008, meanwhile, Obama was a winner in Nazareth, Upper Nazareth and Stockertown. His opponent, Sen. John McCain, won in Lower Nazareth, Plainfield, Bushkill and Tatamy.
The totals were:
- Nazareth – Obama, 1,437; McCain, 1,183.
- Upper Nazareth – Obama, 1,301; McCain, 1,267.
- Stockertown – Obama, 220; McCain, 173.
- Lower Nazareth – McCain, 1,690; Obama, 1,513.
- Plainfield – McCain, 1,640; Obama, 1,459.
- Bushkill – McCain, 2,095; Obama, 1,707.
- Tatamy – McCain, 287; Obama, 266.