We know that Republican Charlie Baker was re-elected overwhelmingly as the Governor of Massachusetts. How did your community vote in relation to the state?
Republican Gov. Baker earned 1,762,923 votes from the people of Massachusetts in his race against Democrat Jay Gonzalez for re-election. That vote total translates into 66.9 percent of the votes going to Baker.
With the exception of the cities of Fall River and New Bedford, Baker did better with the voters of the communities that make up the SouthCoast region. Baker was the strongest in Lakeville, where he received 80.9 percent of the vote, and that is 14 percent higher than his statewide share of the vote. Of the 351 cities and towns in the state, Lakeville was the 25th highest percentage of the vote for Gov. Baker. New Bedford was 10.1 percent below the state's vote for Gov. Baker, while Fall River was basically at the same level of support for Baker as the whole state.
What this means to the governing agenda of Governor Baker remains to be seen.
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