November 6th, 2012
09:08 AM ET
8 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. Rudy NYC

    Message to Mitt Romney.
    Corporations ain't people, and dogs ain't luggage.

    November 6, 2012 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  2. Pete

    Romney are you a legal resident of Massachusetts after your lousey 34% rating as governor I'd thought you'd leave there for good,just goes to show just how either arrogence or ignorence that keeps you going..And no matter what you say or do your campaign is toast that's why behind your back they're preping Ryan for 2016,God help us all if he does run but as usual you republicans always picking losers and voting for them as well,truth does hurt doesn't it!!

    November 6, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  3. Mary

    Corporations are made up of people some good some bad and dogs aren't left in the basement when the family goes on vacation

    November 6, 2012 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  4. John

    It is ironic that Mr. Romney lives in and was governor of a state that will vote against him by between 20 and 30 points. Also, Michigan his state of birth and the state his father was governor of is preparing to vote overwhelmingly for Obama. Listen to the states that know his best. They are voting for Obama.

    November 6, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  5. Mary

    I bet I voted the same way

    November 6, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  6. Chuck

    Romney based his campaign on ongoing and repeated lies even after those lies were proven to be false. How can he live with himself. If this it what it takes to win, then God help us! Republicans, therefore, are a party of deceit and speaks volumes for those in the electorate who support these candidates.

    November 6, 2012 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  7. RJ

    Poor Sun you must feel really bad. No one bought Romney bag of tricks!

    November 6, 2012 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  8. Brian Jud

    Who'd he vote for?

    November 6, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  9. Yonni

    The end of the road is near for Mitt

    November 6, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  10. jinx88

    That makes one!! LOL He is only down 25 points in a state he governed, but yet he brags about how good of a job he did in Mass.

    November 6, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  11. CC

    When you have someone that says "Obama will go back to play in his hood", shows what this election is about, his race. Forget about all the things he has done. If only people can be colorblind for once and see the truth. Here are some truth, people are voting for Romney because he knows alot about business. If you are in Corporate America, then you know how corporations are run. They look at the bottom line and cut. If the top does not get their bonuses, then they will cut the bottom workers. Then the big guys walk away with millions in bonuses. Check out some of the banks that were given bailouts and still received bonuses. They let go thousands of people and walked away with big bonuses. So do you really want a businessman to run this country?

    November 6, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  12. insight iowa

    I pray this man does not win. We as a Nation will not survive a Romney President. We are counting on you Ohio and Florida please vote smart.

    November 6, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  13. Francisco

    I'm from massachusetts and I don't even know how he got some greetings on the voting booth.. I'm guessing that all of the people that were voting for him were there.. maybe 500 of them or something lol.. because the rest is all Obama.. I just got back from class and all the students are out voting for Obama right now. There is a young turnout for Obama here... the % might be even higher for Obama than we think.

    November 6, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  14. Expat American

    Romney will carry MA......because he is so revered there.
    OBAMA 2012

    November 6, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  15. GI Joe

    I'll bet even Chris Christie secretly votes for Obama.

    Only billionaires and FOx-fed idiots are voting for Lying Mitt.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    November 6, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  16. Aries M

    Haha! If I were Romney, I'd ask myself what difference would my vote make in Massachusetts.

    November 6, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  17. enuff

    THANK GOODNESS it is almost over! I am praying I don't have to look at Romney after today. Or listen to his stutter. But it would be interesting to see him charged in the ponzi scheme. with his son. If he is not elected, he won't have the power to make it just go away.

    November 6, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  18. Khaleeshi

    So sick of Willard's constant lying – ugh. So glad he'll be going back to one of his homes, or maybe to visit his billions in the Caymans, so we don't have to hear the lies anymore.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    November 6, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Romney, you're going to lose the state that you governed: Massachussetts. That says an awful lot about you.
    The people that know you and Ryan best are summarily rejecting you.

    Let me also share something with these extreme Conservatives that have done nothing but disrespect our President for the last four years, and blocked anything that would help our country because it would reflect well on Obama: You have pissed off a whole lot of people in this country. Hard working Americans. Middle-classers. Latinos, Blacks, Whites and all colors in between. People who would not tolerate having OUR AMERICAN PRESIDENT treated so disrespectfully. People who were embarrassed and angry for him, and quite aware of the progress that our country has made under his leadership.
    Now it is our turnto express ourselves. Now we're in line to vote. No amount of tricks is going to get us off of that line because whilst we were excited to vote in 2008, this year we are DETERMINED,

    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    November 6, 2012 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  20. Four and The Door

    Mitt Romney is setting up to be probably one of the best American Presidents ever. Timing, perfect. Qualifications? Among the best. Plan? Can't lose. And Americans need results, not more empty promises. He is the guy to do it. Romney/ Ryan 2012.

    November 6, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  21. Henry

    Florida is a Romney state. Go Mitt Go

    November 6, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  22. Tree

    I dont know how this is going to come out. But Obama is the right man to run this country. No one knows Rmney all we know is this. AM A BUSINESS MAN I KNOW HOW TO CREATE JOBS. Nothing else, and if people like that than vote for him i will bet that your child, friend, wife or husband still looking for Romney to create that job for them. The country is moving forward. People dont know Romney and that how he wants it. Please go vote.

    November 6, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  23. Rudy NYC

    "...took 3 minutes to vote..."

    Romney should have been forced to stand outdoors in a line, in the wind and cold, for 3 hours and then handed a 12 page ballot like the poor folks in Ohio.

    November 6, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  24. Rudy NYC

    Hi, Four and The Door. It took Mitt only Three before he hit The Door.

    November 6, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  25. Four and The Door

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

    November 6, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
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