Roseanne Barr draws more than 2,000 Sacramento votes for president

Published: Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 - 9:56 am
Last Modified: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 - 5:13 pm

About 2,600 local residents stepped into a voting booth on election day, picked up their pen and thought something like, "I'm going to do it. I'm going to vote for Roseanne Barr."

Barr, a comedian and former star of a hit television show bearing her name, ran for president on the Peace and Freedom party ticket. The party, according to its website, "is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism and racial equality."

Barr's strongest support often came in rural, mostly conservative areas, suggesting that at least a few of her votes were meant as a protest against the other choices on the ballot, rather than an endorsement of socialism.

All told, Barr received nearly as many votes in Placer, El Dorado and Sacramento counties as Green Party candidate Jill Stein. (Stein did much better than Barr in Yolo County.) Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate, performed best among third party candidates, drawing more than 1 percent of total votes across the region.

This chart shows support for Roseanne Barr broken down by area:

Area Barr Total Percent for Barr
Rural Yolo County 23         1,257 1.83%
Rio Linda 21         2,815 0.75%
North Highlands 31         4,501 0.69%
Rural Sacramento County 17         2,513 0.68%
Orangevale 67       10,110 0.66%
Greater Colfax  7         1,172 0.60%
Wilton 14         2,371 0.59%
Galt 36         6,380 0.56%
Citrus Heights 108       20,197 0.53%
Rancho Cordova 63       11,783 0.53%
Antelope 44         8,457 0.52%
Foresthill  12         2,308 0.52%
Meadovista  11         2,190 0.50%
Sacramento 737    159,515 0.46%
Fair Oaks 66       14,583 0.45%
Carmichael 78       17,671 0.44%
Loomis  19         4,524 0.42%
Weimar  8         1,931 0.41%
Auburn  32         7,854 0.41%
Elverta 6         1,475 0.41%
El Dorado County 295       86,223 0.3%
Lincoln  62       18,785 0.33%
Folsom 64       20,409 0.31%
Tahoe City 5         1,665 0.30%
Rosevill 127       42,456 0.30%
Elk Grove 109       37,671 0.29%
Rocklin  55       19,664 0.28%
N Auburn  15         5,676 0.26%
Kings Beach  3         1,221 0.25%
Rancho Murieta 5         2,494 0.2%
Esparto 2         1,021 0.20%
Winters 4         2,061 0.19%
Woodland 25       15,175 0.16%
Davis 35       23,776 0.15%
West Sacramento 16       12,485 0.13%
Gold River 4         3,328 0.12%
Mather 1         1,019 0.10%
Granite Bay 7         8,614 0.08%

Source: Semi-officials results from county election departments.
Note: Chart excludes areas with fewer than 1,000 voters.

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