Wednesday, November 12, 2008

forgot the actual election results

It's almost time to go back to focusing on the future. Election is history, but just to clear out a few more election items and then we will look at all the fun things that have been overlooked in recent weeks. like maybe transit.

Anyway, there have been some versions of this out there already (and it is on our online site as well, along with some past elections that are fun to compare), but the actual election results by voting district in the county are below. Not that surprising.... or surprising in how unsurprising it is. It is also a reality check for any thought that city/suburb politics has changed much. It is kind of amazing just how stark politics change right at the city border much of the time.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

depressing... btw, if you compare Allegheny County to any other major urban county in the nation... we are the ONLY county in the country that did not improve upon Kerry's performance in 2004... 15% Dem margin in both 2004 and 2008.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Obama's supporters should have called my house another dozen times? And was it really enough to send people to my door on just four occasions? And the yard signs. I don't see how you can reach people with only 14 per block. Maybe they just weren't trying hard enough around here?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

now that is one of those stats that may not mean what it seems. I bet we are one of the 'whiteist' urban counties and given the fact that there was this jump in minority turnout you would get that type of result. It says nothing in itself about how White voters voted which is the implied thought there? There may be differences, but that fact does not lead you to that conclusion at all. I'll put up the Kerry Obama difference map up next I guess.

Thursday, November 13, 2008 7:27:00 AM  
Blogger Jason Togyer said...

I'm almost embarrassed to post this, because it's mud-fence crude compared to your maps, but I took a look at the upper Mon Valley last week, including the surrounding counties:

Thursday, November 13, 2008 6:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Western Pennsylvania Democrats outside the city of Pittsburgh are mostly moderate, not liberal. Meanwhile, John McCain is considered a "maverick" for a reason: because he doesn't always toe the Republican Party line. He's more moderate than George W. Bush ever was (in spite of Bush's reckless fiscal irresponsibility), and that probably explains the "red shift" in outlying Pittsburgh metro counties. Ideologically, the moderate western Pennsylvania Democrats are closer to McCain than Obama, just as they were closer to John Kerry than they were to Bush.

Friday, November 14, 2008 2:26:00 AM  

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