Perspective

My house is located in one of Berkeley's "conservative" neighborhoods.

Just out of curiosity, I thought I would check to see how well John McCain did.

In my precinct, he got nearly 5% of the vote, or 19 out of 521 votes, to be exact:

President And Vice President
Consolidated Precinct Number: 201300
Includes precincts: 201300
Total Votes Cast: 521
Candidate/Race # of Votes % of Total
DEM - Barack Obama 492 94.43%
REP - John McCain 19 3.65%
GRN - Cynthia McKinney 5 .96%
PF - Ralph Nader 3 .58%
Write-in 2 .38%
AI- Alan Keyes 0 0%
LIB - Bob Barr 0 0%
Had I moved back here and voted for McCain, I could have brought his numbers up to 3.83%. (Now that's real power, isn't it?) I checked around, and discovered that McCain did best in some of the heavy student neighborhoods, where he ranged from 5% to 9%, his highest being 9.69% in this precinct in the hills next to the campus. But nowhere in the entire city of Berkeley (precinct map here) did he manage to get out of the single digits and clear 10%.

I guess I've been living in a bubble.

posted by Eric on 12.02.08 at 10:32 PM










Comments

Hey, McCain got more votes than McKinney or Nader in your Berkeley precinct. Moral victory!

Janet C   ·  December 2, 2008 11:19 PM

Cynthia McKinney? Now THAT made my morning! I needed the laugh.

Oyster   ·  December 4, 2008 6:12 AM

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