President Barack Obama won in Scott County, won in Iowa, and ultimately won a second term Tuesday night.
The results in Scott County’s rural precincts, however, favored a different candidate. Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan won in 16 of the 20 rural Scott County precincts. Overall, Romney won 9,886 rural votes; Obama secured 8,699.
The Obama/Biden ticket secured 50,581 votes in countywide, while Romney/Ryan earned 38,223 votes.
Obama received 809,959 votes in Iowa and Romney earned 723,740 votes. Obama’s victory in Iowa gave him six electoral votes in what was long considered a crucial swing state and contributed to the president’s overall haul of more than 300 electoral votes, comfortably surpassing the 270 electoral votes needed for reelection.
ELECTION DAY RESULTS