Unofficial results show St. Lawrence County voters favored President Obama by 16 percent
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 9:13 am

President Barack Obama may have defeated Gov. Mitt Romney by a small margin in the national popular vote, but St. Lawrence County voters favored the incumbent by more than 16 percent.

Unofficial results show President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden won 19,574 votes to Romney and Paul Ryan's 13,914 in St. Lawrence County, according to the Board of Elections.

The numbers were nearly identical to those cast for Democratic incumbent Bill Owens and Republican challenger Matt Doheny for the 21st Congressional District.

The numbers were quite different across the nation where the president was leading Romney in the popular vote this morning by a margin of about 2 percent.

According to CNN.com Obama had a total of 59,218,961 votes to Romney's 56,766,274 as of 7:30 a.m.