Comparing 2012 and 2016 election results and turnout

The Day analyzed 2016 election results and voter turnout numbers to get a better understanding of how our region voted. We compared this year's numbers with the 2012 Presidential Election.

It turns out that 44 towns in Connecticut that voted for the Democratic ticket in 2012 voted Republican this year. That number includes towns in our region such as Griswold, Ledyard, Montville, North Stonington and Salem. A number of towns, including Montville, saw a swing from a double digit margin of victory for the Democrats in 2012 to a double digit margin of victory for the Republicans this year.

Most towns in the state saw an increase in voter turnout - Windham saw the largest increase with a 20% bump. In our region, Norwich saw an increase of 13%, while the only towns that saw a decrease in voter turnout were Stonington (-1.9%) and New London (-2.4%).

Note: In 2012, Barkhamsted saw a tie in vote tallies between the Democratic and Republican tickets.

Data source: www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3179&q=392194

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