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Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate
Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent, to her 1,058,682 votes, or 47.1 percent.
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D), Joseph Selvaggi (R): 8th Congressional District
Joseph Selvaggi will challenge Rep. Stephen Lynch after defeating Republican opponent Matt Temperley in a tight 8th Congressional race in this year's State Primary. Massachusetts lost a Congressional seat after the 2010 U.S. Census results showed a population shift within the state. After Jan. 1, 2013, there will no longer be a 10th Congressional District. The 9th District, where Canton now sits, will become part of the 8th District. Basically, the 8th District is the old 9th, and you can't get more New England than that description.
State Senate/Rep. Races
Canton's State Rep., William C. Galvin, and State Senator Brian A. Joyce will seek re-election on Tuesday in their own respective races.
LIVE 2012 CANTON ELECTION RESULTS
Editor's Note: The unofficial results below have been updated as of 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 and reflect the total numbers from voters in the Town of Canton for the 2012 Election. To see results by each precinct in Canton, click here.Race Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results U.S. President
Elizabeth Warren5576 Scott Brown 6728 U.S. Congress District 8
Stephen Lynch8523 Joseph Selvaggi 3088 MA Senate: Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District Brian A. Joyce 9263 N/A MA House 6th Norfolk District
William C. Galvin 9705 N/A Answer Results Answer Results Question 1: 'Right to Repair' Yes 9051 No 1273 Question 2: Prescription of Life-Ending Medication Yes 5640 No 6367 Question 3: Medical Marijuana Yes 7129 No 4808 Question 4: Community Preservation Act Yes 6500 No 5011
Canton Updates From The Polls
12:37 p.m. - The voting lines around Canton increased with the lunch crowd hoping to get in to vote during their lunch hour. The next phase will begin after work around 6:00 p.m.
9:48 a.m. - At 7:30 a.m., the voting line at the J.F. Kennedy Elementary School went way into the parking lot with a half hour wait to get inside the gymasium to vote. Outside, signs for Warren and Brown lined the entrance of the parking lot.
Local residents Diane Gustafson and Andrea Naddaff held Elizabeth Warren signs and were enthusiastic to have their opinions heard.
"Warren knows what needs to be done with the Wall Street financial catastrophe," said Gustafson. "I've been working on her behalf since August."
Added Naddaff, "It's about time we had a woman in the Senate."
Holding a sign for Scott Brown, voter Joyce Kessler said, "Scott Brown to me is like Mr. Smith goes to Washington. I believe that Brown has a long career in politics."
5:45 a.m. - Polls will be open today until 8 p.m. Poll locations are as follows:
- Precinct 1 & 6: Canton High School
- Precinct 2: Dean S. Luce Elementary School
- Precinct 3: Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School
- Precinct 4 & 5: John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Check back throughout the day Tuesday for updates from the polls in Canton.