Trenton, Grosse Ile Residents Voted Very Differently in 2012 Election

Residents voted quite differently from one side of the Detroit River to the other. It's safe to say, Trenton and Grosse Ile residents did not see eye-to-eye in the 2012 election.

The Detroit River isn't the only thing dividing Trenton and Grosse Ile residents on post-election Wednesday. The 2012 election also showed a significant division between the voting communities.

The majority of Trenton residents voted for Barrack Obama, while most Grosse Ile residents voted for Mitt Romney. Over 61 percent of Grosse Ile residents voted for Romney and over 51 percent of Trenton voters selected Obama on the ballot.

Voters who voted a straight ticket in Trenton most often voted Democratic (57 percent), while over 64 percent of Grosse Ile voters selected a Republican ticket.

Here are the unofficial results for the Trenton and Grosse Ile elections in races that affected both communities:

  • Wayne County Commissioner, 15th District: 58 percent of Trenton voted Democratic and 58 percent of Grosse Ile voted Repubican.
  • State Representative, 23rd District: 52 percent of Trenton voted Democratic and 67 percent of Grosse Ile voted Republican.
c-ya@theballgame November 11, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Dear Les, We all vote with our own knowledge, if you think Trenton is for the UAW, perhaps it is because Chrysler keeps Trenton alive by paying over $2,767,700+ in taxes per year. Look it up at : https://is.bsasoftware.com/BSA.IS/default.aspx. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, even if you aren’t for the UAW…they are a major component as to why we are alive. And they paid it back http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/24/autos/chrysler....... Did Wallstreet? You are probably a Mitt fan even though he said let Detroit Go Bankrupt. Do you drive a foreign piece of junk? Where have you been? WE are part of Detroit……..even though you can deny it since you don’t live downtown and live on your little island. We…….all of our suburbs………ARE the Motor City. Thank goodness you weren’t my back seat driver….of my American made vehicle while I went to vote. I might have had to stop at some Japanese restaurant to shut you up.
c-ya@theballgame November 12, 2012 at 02:53 AM
michelle November 12, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Facts...no name calling. :-) Thanks for the post.
michelle November 12, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Mark, the comment on morals is gross. I try to do what is right. I help others without asking for anything in return. Just because I don't agree with you and I'm not a republican doesn't mean I lack morals. I'm also in the financial industry and they are not suffering. They are the ones that helped cause the big fat mess we are in. The little people are hurting, not those that got us here. Do those executives who got us here have good morals? Many Repubs HATE helping those below them. They look down with disdain on those who are not as educated or as wealthy as them. Is that what Jesus would do? You judge and condemn others that are not essentially like you or believe what you do but that isn't what Jesus would have done. So quit being a hypocrite. There are plenty of moral Democrats. Just because we believe in giving people rights and not telling them what to do, does not mean we don't have our own values. We just respect the rights of others to believe what they want or to do what they want. I don't agree with abortion; couldn't have one myself but it doesn't mean I feel the government has the right to tell people what to do with their bodies. Just as I don't think it is right for China to force abortions so people stay in line with their 1 child. I don't care if gay people get married. Why does it have to be a government thing? Why do they care as long as they are not forcing your church to marry them.
Dean Massalsky November 12, 2012 at 06:19 PM
I guess I did not catch the 'moral direction of the country' part. That so many people are unwilling to help the less fortunate, contribute a small amount to provide a safety net and seem to be more worried about gay marriage than the realities of an unsustainable oil habit, our infrastructure and stopping our worldwide wars blows my mind. The moral issue I see is a general lack of empathy towards others, especially those who are different from what any one of us sees as normal. I am also frequently puzzled by people who are purportedly devout "religious', yet are insistent on judging. But, whatever, the right wing has 4 years to regroup and try again. This time out, the smarter person won. I predict Hillary Clinton will run next time and send the GOP further scrambling.


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