Donald Trump defied the pollsters, winning the national race to become the next President of the United States, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. Adding to the surge, Republicans have kept majority control of the Senate and House. See the final US electoral map and rattled market reaction at the WSJ (subscription free today).
In Boston, Hillary Clinton took 81.7% of the vote versus 14.2% for Donald Trump, 2.6% for Gary Johnson and 1.5% for Jill Stein.
The ballot questions came out as follows:
- Slots Parlor, Question 1 failed 37% vs. 63%
- Charter School Expansion, Question 2 failed, 38% to 62%, keeping the State cap on charter schools in place.
- Caging Livestock Prevention, Question 3, passed with 81% voting yes.
- Marijuana Legalization, Question 4, passed with 62% voting yes.
- In Boston, Question 5 passed with 74% voting yes vs. 26% no, supporting a 1% property tax increase for affordable housing, park improvements and historic preservation.
For Suffolk County Register of Deeds, Stephen Murphy won with 73% of the vote over Margherita Ciampa-Coyne (12%), John Keith (8%) and Joseph Donnelly (7%).
For U.S. Representative, 8th District, Stephen Lynch was re-elected with 82% of the vote over competitor William Burke. Local State races were not competitive with no opposition for State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Joseph Boncore. Both will serve another term at the State House for their districts that include the North End / Waterfront area.
All results are unofficial from Boston.gov, with 100% precincts reporting. NorthEndWaterfront.com will have North End / Waterfront precinct results when they become available.