The results are in and Pasco County has named its choice for the White House. Former Gov. Mitt Romney has taken the county with 52.5 percent of the vote.
A total of 110,563 ballots were cast in Romney’s favor within Pasco County. Democratic President Barack Obama came in second with 96,360 ballots cast in his favor, which works out to 45.81 percent, according to the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office.
While Romney won’t gain any precious electoral votes from Pasco County alone, he can say he carried the county. The county has traditionally voted Republican in presidential races.
In 2008, Pasco voters favored Republican challenger John McCain, giving him 51.07 percent, or 110,104 of the votes cast. Obama garnered 102,417 or 47.51 percent of the vote, according to county records.
Pasco also voted Republican in 2004. In that race, President George Bush took 265,974 of the votes cast or 54.07 percent. Democratic challenger John Kerry garnered 84,749 votes for a total of 44.39 percent.
Results are considered unofficial until they are certified by the state of Florida.