The city of Lake Geneva an island of Democrats surrounded by a sea of Republicans.
Results of the November 2012 election show Lake Geneva preferred Obama over Romney 50.3% to48.8% and Tammy Baldwin over Tommy Thompson 49.3% to 47.6%. Even Lake Geneva resident and Republican Tyler August carried Lake Geneva by only 1.8%.
Election Results Walworth County vs. City of Lake Geneva
Romney/Ryan(R) 55.4% 48.8%
Thompson (R) 56.6% 47.6%
Obama/Biden (D) 43.1% 50.3%
Baldwin (D) 41.6% 49.3%
Lake Geneva residents overwhelmingly supported combining the Deputy City Clerk Position and the Treasurer with the Mayor appointing the position rather than voters electing it. 62.9% vs. 37.1%.
Lake Geneva was not the only small Wisconsin town preferring Obama/Biden instead of Romney Ryan. In Janesville, Paul Ryan’s home town, only 37% of Ryan’s hometown neighbors voted for him and his running mate. Meanwhile, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden got 62% of the Janesville vote.
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