YOUR CHOICE ’20: Abington goes (mostly) blue

Preliminary results from the 2020 General Election

Former Vice President Joseph Biden, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, and Congressman Stephen Lynch each received the endorsement of Abington voters in one of the highest turnout elections in the town’s recent history.

Abington Town Clerk Leanne Adams said as of Tuesday night her team has counted just under 9,600 votes — representing more than 80 percent of the town’s registered voters.

Voters broke for Biden over President Donald Trump 5,127 votes to 4,188, or approximately 54 percent to 44 percent. Biden’s margin of victory was even larger among the 5,000 Abington residents who voted early with the former vice president earning 65 percent of those ballots. Among those who voted on Election Day, Trump received about 61 percent of votes.

Sen. Markey, a Democrat, received 5,220 votes compared to 4,091 for his Republican challenger Kevin O’Connor. And Rep. Lynch, A Democrat, earned 6,357 votes compared to 2,135 votes for Republican Jonathan Lott.

Abington voters also again chose state Sen. John Keenan, a Democrat from Quincy, over his opponent Alex Mendez, an Independent also from Quincy, by a 5,436 to 2.984 margin.

In the three-way race for two Plymouth County Commissioner seats, Abington voters chose Greg Hanley and Jared Valanzola over John Riordan. Hanley received 4,397 votes, Valanzola 3,709 votes, and Riordan 3,082 votes.

Also, Abington voters chose incumbent Plymouth County Treasurer Thomas O’Brien over Republican challenger Carina Mompelas, 5,467 to 3,270.

Ballot question 1, which would amend the state’s “Right to Repair” law, was also endorsed by Abington voters, 6,961 to 2,375. Voters. however, rejected ballot question 2, which would have introduced ranked ballot voting, by a 3,115 to 6,054 margin.

Governor’s Council member Christopher Iannella, state Rep. Alyson Sullivan, and Plymouth County Register of Probate Matthew McDonough did not have an opponent.

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