Judge Brett Geisler demonstrates the voting process and how to to vote to his daughter Olivia on Tuesday morning at Carroll County High School.
Carroll County remains a Republican stronghold after Tuesday’s election.
Even though Democrats won two of the three races on the ballot locally, Carroll County voters favored Republicans by more than a 2-to-1 margin in all three races.
The biggest margin came in the Presidential race where Republican candidate Mitt Romney garnered 8,351 votes in Carroll County to 3,500 for Democratic incumbent Barack Obama. Obama went on to win the state of Virginia and ultimately his bid for re-election nationwide.
A total of 483 Carroll County citizens went against the grain in the presidential race as Constitutional Party candidate Virgil Goode received 269 votes locally, while Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson received 104 votes. Green Party candidate Jill Stein took 91 votes and 19 others cast write-in votes for president.
Carroll County voters went much the same way in the U.S. Senate race as Republican incumbent George Allen took 8,218 votes compared to 3,876 for Democratic challenger Tim Kaine. Thirteen voters cast write-in votes in the Senate race. Statewide results favored Kaine, however, who unseated Allen for the Senate seat by a narrow margin.
Carroll voters did agree with the rest of the region in the battle for the 9th District House of Representatives. County voters heavily favored Republican incumbent Morgan Griffith as his 7,636 votes were almost 4,000 more than Democratic challenger Anthony Flaccavento’s 3,747 votes. There were 12 write-ins in the Congressional race. Griffith retained his seat by a wide margin.
Carroll citizens also heavily favored Proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendment 1 dealing with Virginia Eminent Domain, with 9,991 yes votes as opposed to 1,654 no votes.
As for Proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendment 2 that would allow the Virginia General Assembly to delay, by no more than one week, the starting date for its veto session to consider bills returned by the governor either by veto or suggested amendment, Carroll voters voted in favor by a count 9,494 to 1,820. Both amendments passed statewide by landslide margins.