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Obama re-elected; Warren wins Senate seat; Olberding new register of deeds; Easthampton override defeated; Westhampton rejects CPA; Northampton, Hampshire Council of Governments approve charter changes; Albano easily elected governor's councilor; latest returns 

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Here are the results of contests and ballot questions in Tuesday's election.

• President Barack Obama was re-elected, defeating Republican Mitt Romney.

• Democrat Elizabeth Warren defeated incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country. Warren led Brown by 52 percent to 48 percent with about one-third of the vote counted.

• Mary Olberding declared victory over George Zimmerman in the race for Hampshire County registry of deeds about 10 p.m. Olberding, 45, of Belchertown widened her lead to about 2,000 votes in the first two hours after the polls closed.

• Former Springfield Mayor Michael Albano, a Democrat, was easily elected the new governor's councilor in the 8th District, defeating Republican Michael Franco of Holyoke by about a 2-1 margin.

• In Easthampton, the $1.4 million Proposition 2 1/2 override for the schools was defeated 4,801 to 3,860.

• in Westhampton, a proposed Community Preservation Act was defeated 540 to 464.

• Massachusetts voters approved a new law legalizing medical marijuana. The law eliminates state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by people with cancer, hepatitis C, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other conditions.


Electoral Votes

Barack Obama - 274

Mitt Romney - 201

U.S. SENATE (77 percent reporting)

Scott Brown - 1,130,841

Elizabeth Warren - 1,263,700


REGISTER of DEEDS (12 of 20 communities)

Mary Olberding - 25,070

George Zimmerman - 18,903


8TH District (32 percent reporting)

Michael Albano - 72,137

Michael Franco - 35,337


1) Right to Repair (75 percent reporting)

Yes - 1,738,866

No - 297,955

2) Assisted Suicide (74 percent reporting)

Yes - 1,082,631

No - 1,120,020

3) Medical Marijuana (74 percent reporting)

Yes -1,396,047

No - 821,409

Easthampton Proposition 2 1/2 override (complete)

Yes - 3,878

No - 4,816

Westhampton Community Preservation Act (complete)

Yes - 464

No - 540

Northampton charter changes (complete)

Yes - 11,842

No - 2,465

Hampshire Council of Governments charter changes (10 of 15 communities)

Yes - 26,565

No - 6,406

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