The votes are in throughout Massachusetts and come January 2015, Charlie Baker looks to be sworn in as the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth. With the race coming down to the wire, Republican Charlie Baker won with 48% of the vote, defeating Democrat Martha Coakley by a narrow margin. The word “recount” was thrown around but numbers early on Wednesday had most pundits projecting a Baker victory, despite the lack of a concession from Coakley.
The North End voted true to the rest of the state with all 4 precincts in the neighborhood voting in favor of Baker with 54% of the vote and a difference of 303 votes (1834-1531). It was closer in Precinct 6 (Harbor Towers / Downtown) where Baker received 722 votes to Coakley’s 707.
Since 1913, Republicans have held the Massachusetts governor’s office for 55 years.
Below is a breakdown of the gubernatorial race numbers in each precinct:
The official swearing in for Governor Baker will be on January 7th, 2015.