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Oakton Votes: Oakton Chooses Obama, Kaine, Incumbents

Oakton voters favor Democrats for statewide races, re-elect two congressman

Oakton voters followed the state and nation Tuesday, favoring Democrats in races for the presidency and U.S. Senate.

Voters from the five precincts that serve most of Oakton's residents chose to re-elect President Barack Obama and send former Gov. Tim Kaine to the U.S. Senate, both of whom earned the overall votes in those races.

In both 2008 and 2012, Obama earned about 52 percent of Oakton's votes.

Oakton voters also held steady in their rejection of former Gov. George Allen as a U.S. Senator. Six years ago, the area chose the eventual winner, Jim Webb, with about 54 percent of the vote. In 2012, Oakton picked Kaine with nearly 55 percent of votes cast. 

Unlike two years ago, Oakton showed confidence in the incumbent of the 11th district congressional race. This year, U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly earned about 54 percent of votes from the three Oakton precincts in his district. In 2010, Oakton voters chose fellow resident Keith Fimian, giving him 50.7 percent of the votes.

But in 2010, Oakton's five main precincts all resided in Connolly's district. This year, redistricting pushed the more conservative portion of Oakton into the 10th district, where U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf was re-elected to his 17th term with Oakton's consent. Two of Oakton's precincts now vote in the 10th district, and their results averaged at more than 60 percent in favor of the incumbent who has held the seat since 1981.

Click here to see precinct-by-precinct results for Oakton.

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