Watertown supported the Democrats by a wide margin in two major races, but the GOP got more votes in another key Massachusetts race. See how the vote broke down for these races, and in the three ballot questions.
Elizabeth Warren received strong support in Watertown. The incumbent Democratic Senator got 73.7 percent of the vote, and received more than 1,000 votes in six of the town’s 12 precincts (3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10), with the most in Precinct 4 (1,211 votes). Republican Geoff Diehl had his strongest showing in Precinct 10, where he got 460 votes. Independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai had his best showing in Precinct 8, with 58 votes.
The race for Governor was a close one in Watertown, with Republican incumbent Charlie Baker getting 50.4 percent of the vote, to 47 percent for Jay Gonzalez, the Democrat. Baker’s best precinct was Precinct 10, where he got 984 votes. Gonzalez won four precincts (2, 3, 4, and 5), and had his best showing in 4 where he got 797 votes.
The incumbent, Democrat Katherine Clark, won all the precincts in Watertown by several hundred votes. She got more than 1,000 votes in six precincts (3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10), and was chosen on the most ballots in 10, with 1,282 votes. Republican John Hugo also had his strongest support in 10, where he received 313 votes.
On Question 1, which sought to create nurse staffing ratios in Massachusetts, nearly two-thirds of Watertown voters opposed the measure. The “No” vote was higher in all 12 precincts, with the most in 10 (1,144). The most “Yes” votes came in Precinct 3, with 517 ballots.
The ballot question seeking to create a citizens committee to seek a U.S. Constitutional change so corporations are not treated the same as people — Question 2 — got heavy support in Watertown, with 77.4 of voters supporting it. The measure got more than 1,000 “Yes” votes in six precincts (3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10), and the most came in 10 (1,281). The “No” vote was strongest in 10, with 393 votes, and got 343 in Precinct 11.
Watertown voters also favored Question 3 by a wide margin. The measure to maintain gender identity rights, also called the transgender rights ballot question, got 76.5 percent support. Once again, six precincts had more than 1,000 “Yes” votes (3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10), with the most in 10 (1,272), followed closely by Precinct 4’s 1,252. The strongest showing for the “No” vote came in 10, where 426 people voted against the measure.
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