November 6th, 2012
09:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney votes in Massachusetts

Belmont, Massachusetts (CNN) – It took Mitt and Ann Romney about three minutes to cast their Election Day votes at a Belmont, Massachusetts polling place Tuesday.

The couple - Romney dressed in a blazer and slacks and his wife, Ann, in a long blue coat, black boots and pearl necklace - filled out their ballots in voting adjoining voting booths at the Beech St. Center.

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Afterward, Romney responded to reporters' questions about the crucial swing state of Ohio, which he will visit in a late-addition to his campaign schedule today.

"I feel great about Ohio," he said.

Romney kissed his wife goodbye and headed off to the airport to board his campaign charter for the trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania.


Filed under: 2012 • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney
soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney has already predicted Obama will win 47% of the vote which means Romney would have to win 53% and that's not going to happen. However it's a guarantee Romney will get 1% of the rich voters, that's what Romney's campaign is all about, the 1%.

    November 6, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  2. Mad town

    Mitt only thinks about possessions, money, and ambition. He wants private business to help in time of natural disaster and take the place of federal government? Woman have to leave work to cook? Women shouldnt be paid as much as men? How fooled can we be? They would only help the wealthy in a tragedy. Roboman. No feeling unless politically helpful.

    November 6, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  3. Uncle Wes

    It is so good to know what a potential leader of the most powerful nation in the world with a finger on the most potent weapons known to humanity wears when he votes, and envisioning the costly adornments of his wife. But in retrospect, I cannot afford a blazer nor have I had a wife. I guess there are the have's and the have nots, and I fall in the latter.

    November 6, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  4. Lynn

    Ohio doesn't feel great about you, Mitt

    November 6, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  5. Critical Thinking

    After Romney wins it will be nice to have a President who wants americans to succeed and not be embarrased by success. To be proud that you can start out as a small business owner and become a self made millionaire and not be ashamed of your success. It will be nice to live in a country again that respects hard work and rewards it and doesn't try to blame you for the failures of others who do not work hard. But what would you expect from a President who NEVER had to work hard.

    It's time ; BO MUST GO !

    November 6, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  6. RobK

    Republican poll watchers in 15 voting precincts kicked out in Philadelphia by appointed Democrats. The dirty tricks are starting.

    November 6, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  7. Four and The Door

    Uncle Wes
    It is so good to know what a potential leader of the most powerful nation in the world with a finger on the most potent weapons known to humanity wears when he votes, and envisioning the costly adornments of his wife. But in retrospect, I cannot afford a blazer nor have I had a wife. I guess there are the have's and the have nots, and I fall in the latter.
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    Uncle Wes, there are too many Americans now who deserve better. The fact is, under Obama's policies the unfortunate take a bigger hit than anyone. And yet he had the audacity to campaign as if he was their savior. All they need to do is look at what he has done for them so far. They will understand how to improve their lot. Romney/ Ryan 2012.

    November 6, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  8. Malory Archer

    I'm betting Americans are smarter than attack politics and class warfare. President Obama wins today. Americans win today. 100% of them.

    November 6, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. Malory Archer

    Saw a video of queen ann last night, telling supporters how far ahead team mittens is in the race, and how voters just need to keep contributing to their campaign. Honestly, all I could think of was how she came off as nothing more than a conwoman. Both she and mittens are nothing more than two-bit grifters.

    November 6, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. Russ

    Pretty sad when you will probably lose your home state by almost 20 points like Mittens will.

    November 6, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  11. Malory Archer

    RobK

    Republican poll watchers in 15 voting precincts kicked out in Philadelphia by appointed Democrats. The dirty tricks are starting.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Can you prove this by providing a link to the story? No? Didn't think so! You're going to need to come up with a more convincing lie or the kock brothers aren't going to pay you your dollar for the day!

    November 6, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  12. Clarke

    Wonder who they voted for?

    November 6, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    Well, hey, how do you like that? Mitt Romney and I do have something in common after all. I just voted too. For Obama.

    November 6, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  14. Joan

    I love reading these blogs especially when you guys stay positive and clean. So many of you have summed up the Romneys/Rayan very well. On all the different blogs the majority of people concluded that these people are FAKE and L
    IARS. And that they just want to win back the house and have the Power. Just like me you guys cannot feel the LOVE of ALL people and country from these guys. So why is this race so close. We must pray that God will come through tonight and deliver an clear victory for Obama/Biden before midnight tonight. Go and vote people and take as many people with you as you can. Check on your neighbors and encourage everyone you meet to vote. Then pray for unity in congress and the senate. Pray that we will all come together for the next 4 years to make America better. The GOP and TEAPARTY divide the country. Please send a clear message to them thistime that you want them to work together.

    November 6, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  15. Borderless

    Voter intimidation by Democrats: Kicking out Republican poll watchers, posting uniformed New Black Panther thugs in front of polling places... Yup, that's how Obamakins roll.

    November 6, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  16. me

    I live one state over from MA; and I also work there. Its weird how Mitt always brags about what he has done there, but you hardly see any Mitt Romney signs. Also, most people I speak to about him have nothing positive to say. Just an observation...

    November 6, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  17. Al-NY,NY

    too bad he's going to lose both his "home" states....what a laugh

    November 6, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  18. SJB

    Why does he vote in a state he doesn't live or reside in? He was using a relatives address as his "legal" residence until he recently bought a small property there, but still lives mainly in California.

    November 6, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  19. BostonianNTheWoodlandsTX

    Robin sounds worried.

    I'm not sure why Romney wants to attach himself to Massachusetts. Unlike me he is not a native born son and I wish he'd go to him hem state Michiigan.

    But wait.....he can't even carry Michigan.

    Utah ?

    Go away Mr. Romney. You are not a Bostonian and you are no from Massachusetts. He's like the Bush family in reverse. Their roots are firmly entrenched in Conneticut. But they walk around with that Texas twang trying to be what they're not. They're ivory league cut from private schools and universities in the northeast.

    But a ton of people here in Texas went for that bait.

    November 6, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  20. Concerned Citizen

    Why are you not checking into the supposed tactics of the Black Panthers at the Philadelphia voting locations? The same locations where they were stationed in the 2008 election. As a clearly Obama backing news network you should check into this to prove that the Panthers are not using intimidation tactics against Mitt supporters. But if you looked at this too closely you'd have to actually report on it. I guess we'll hear all about this tonight on Fox News as another story that the Liberal Media just missed.

    November 6, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  21. Embarrased by Cheap Ryan Tactics

    I couldn't vote for a guy who only wants to be president for some Americans.

    Proud to vote for President Obama, who wants to be President for ALL Americans. Even the 1%!

    November 6, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  22. Chuck

    WHAT??? It only took Mittens 3 minutes to vote......where were the 8 page ballots and the long lines? I strongly suggest that Mittens gets in touch with each and every one of his Republican governor friends and tell them to enact a mandatory voting ballot that takes no more than 3 minutes to complete. Then there would be no talk of VOTER SUPPRESSION IN MY STATE OF FLORIDA..

    November 6, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  23. BostonianNTheWoodlandsTX

    Concerned citizen,

    Is it as shady as Florida in 2000 ?

    I know yours and others memory may be somewhat hazy on that voting fiasco.

    But the republican won that so no harm no foul right ?

    Un-freaking believable the hypocritical things people have been crying about.

    November 6, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  24. Lynda/Minnesota

    The couple – Romney dressed in a blazer and slacks and his wife, Ann, in a long blue coat, black boots and pearl necklace – filled out their ballots in voting adjoining voting booths at the Beech St. Center.
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    Oops. I missed this my first time around. Just to keep the conversation going ... I wore blue jeans, a flannel shirt, and my "Uggs".

    November 6, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  25. LR

    Romney got out of Dodge today. MA has him losing by a landslide, no wonder he decided not to stick around. His approval rating was 34% when he left MA. Also, Ryan isn't carrying his home state, but Obama is carrying his. Romney was bad for MA and he would be bad for this country.

    November 6, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
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