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Majority of Breeze communities go with Trump

Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump handily in Rhode Island, 53.8 percent to 39.5 percent, but the president-elect would have won locally if the only communities to vote were 10 of the 11 covered by The Breeze.

Clinton had 53,139 votes from all 11 cities and towns covered by the paper, compared to 47,164 votes for Trump. Without Pawtucket factored in, Trump would have held the edge, taking 41,359 votes to Clinton’s 38,676 votes.

Of the 11 communities, only four went Clinton’s way.

Here’s how our communities voted in Tuesday’s election, according to the Board of Elections:

• In Cumberland, Clinton beat Trump with 7,954 votes, or 49.7 percent, to 6,985 votes, or 43.6 percent.

• In Lincoln, Trump beat Clinton with 5,039 voters, or 48.1 percent, to 4,776 votes, or 45.5 percent.

• In Pawtucket, Clinton had 14,463 votes, or 67.6 percent, to 5,805 votes for Trump, or 27.1 percent.

• In North Providence, Clinton had 7,244 votes, or 49.7 percent, compared to Trump with 6,559 votes, or 45 percent.

• In Smithfield, Trump had 4,800 votes, or 51.4 percent, and Clinton had 3,875 votes, or 41.5 percent.

• In Woonsocket, Clinton had 5,968 votes, or 49.6 percent, compared to Trump with 5,183 votes, or 43.1 percent.

• In North Smithfield, Trump had 3,058 votes, or 52 percent, and Clinton had 2,403 votes, or 40.9 percent.

• In Blackstone, Mass., Trump had 2,327 votes, or 51.8 percent, and Clinton had 1,850 votes, or 41.2 percent.

• In Scituate, Trump had 3,320 votes, or 59.4 percent, and Clinton had 1,879 votes, or 33.6 percent.

• In Foster, Trump had 1,296 votes, or 54.5 percent, and Clinton had 905 votes, or 38 percent.

• In Glocester, Trump had 2,790 votes, or 56.3 percent, and Clinton received 1,822 votes, or 36.8 percent.

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