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Minnesota may be blue, but lakes area counties lean to the red — in varying shades from a deeper red to one that may be considered pink.

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So how did area counties split in the presidential election and the choice between Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan and President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden?

■ Aitkin County — 49.58 percent of voters supported Romney with 48.26 percent for Obama. Registered voters on Election Day: 10,003 with an estimated 9,321 voters at the polls.

■ Cass County — 55.49 percent for Romney and 42.49 percent for Obama. Registered voters on Election Day: 18,152 with an estimated 16,211 voters at the polls.

■ Crow Wing County — 55.60 percent for Romney and 42.27 percent for Obama. Registered voters on Election Day: 37,979 with an estimated 35,067 voters at the polls.

■ Mille Lacs County — 53.10 percent for Romney and 44.53 percent for Obama. Registered voters on Election Day: 14,618 with an estimated 13,179 voters at the polls.

■ Morrison County — 60.78 percent Romney and 36.81 percent for Obama. Registered voters on Election Day: 17,998 with an estimated 16,837 voters at the polls.

■ Todd County — 56.93 percent for Romney and 40.83 percent for Obama. Registered voters on Election Day: 13,164 with an estimated 11,867 voters at the polls.

■ Wadena County — 61.01 percent for Romney and 36.70 percent for Obama. Registered voters on Election Day: 7,616 with an estimated 6,853 voters at the polls.

Results are considered unofficial until the state canvassing board meets on Nov. 27. As of Thursday afternoon, only Hennepin County, with 675,024 estimated voters Tuesday, was still incomplete for reporting precincts.

To find out how a particular county voted for candidates go to http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us

RENEE RICHARDSON, senior reporter, may be reached at 855-5852 or renee.richardson@brainerddispatch.com. Follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Dispatchbizbuzz.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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