Unofficial Results: Framingham Supports Biden, Against Ranked-Choice Voting; 77% Voter Turnout


FRAMINGHAM – More than 77% of Framingham’s 41,678 registered voters participated in yesterday’s election.

Just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, and there is no winner in the presidential election still.

In the City of Framingham, and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Democratic ticket of Vice President Joseph Biden and Senator Kamala Harris won, As of 1 a.m., President Donald Trump and Mike Pence were leading in the electoral college on the Republican side.

In Framingham, Biden-Harris received 23,613 votes compared to 7,705 votes for the Republican incumbents.

Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat from Malden, defeated his Republican challenger Kevin O’Connor from Dover across the Commonwealth and in Framingham. Markey received 23,557 votes compared to 7,828 for O’Connor. Markey won all 18 Precincts in the City of Framingham.

Congresswoman Katherine Clark, also won re-election against a Republican challenger. The Melrose Democrat defeated Republican Caroline Colarusso in the 5th congressional district. In Framingham, Clark received 23,256. Colarusso, from Stoneham and the former postmaster in Framingham, received 7.789 votes.

Senate President Karen Spilka was running unopposed. In Framingham she received 25,519 votes in Framingham.

Both State Representatives Maria Robinson and Jack Patrick Lewis were running unopposed. They represent 17 of the 18 Precincts in the City of Framingham,

Robinson, won re-election with 17,393 votes in 11 Precincts. Lewis won re-election with 5,904 votes in Framingham. He also won Ashland.

“I am grateful for the show of support in Ashland and Framingham. I love representing our families on Beacon Hill and look forward to continue advocating for our shared values over the next two years,” said Rep. Lewis to SOURCE.

Rep. Carmine Gentile, who represents Precinct 3 in Framingham, Sudbury, Wayland and a portion of Marlborough, defeated his Republican challenger Ingrid Centurion.

Rep. Gentile, a Democrat from Sudbury, won his Precinct in Framingham 1,469 to 567 votes.

There were three ballot question for Framingham voters – 2 state-wide and one local ballot question.

Framingham voters approved the Community Preservation Act – ballot question #3. The vote was 19,078 to 11,414.

The Community Preservation Act is a smart growth tool that helps communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities. A yes vote means a 1% surcharge on property values as of July 1, 2021.

All 18 Precincts supported Question 3.

Framingham voters mirrored state voters and approved the right to repair questions – question #1 on the ballot.

Question 1 updated the state’s 2012 right-to-repair law. The ballot question requires carmakers to create a mobile platform through which owners can access that data and, if they want, share that access with third-party repair shops and auto-part stores.

Framingham voters supported the ballot question 23,286 to 7,604.

Question 2 asked voters to approved ranked-choice voting.

The question was losing state-wide as of 1 a.m. with 1,260,478 in favor and 1,514,190 against ranked-choice voting. Gov. Charlie Baker supported voting no on ranked-choice voting.

Framingham voters narrowly rejected ranked choice voting.

The vote was 15,381 in favor and 15,443. Precincts 10 as well as Precincts 12-18 supported Ranked-Choice Voting.

City Clerk Lisa Ferguson said any ballots that are received by the post office between 8:01 p.m. tonight and 5:00 p.m. on November 6, that were postmarked on or before election day will have to be added as well as any provisional ballots.

Overseas ballots and military ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day have to be received by5 p.m.on November 13, said Ferguson.

After that is done, the results can be made official.  Certification of votes is due with the Secretary of Commonwealth on November 18, said Ferguson.


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