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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tompkins County #1 For Obama Upstate

It might come as no surprise, but to make it official: Tompkins County was #1 in support of Barack Obama among counties in upstate New York - actually, in every New York county except Kings, Queens, Bronx, and Manhattan.

Obama got 69% of the vote in Tompkins County. The next highest percentage for Obama outside New York City was in Albany County, with 63%. Obama's percentage statewide was 62%.

Three counties contiguous to Tompkins - Seneca, Cayuga, and Cortland - voted for Obama after voting Republican in 2004.

The turnout in New York for 2008 was actually less than in 2004, with a massive falloff of Republican voters. Obama had 25,000 more votes than Kerry did in 2004, but McCain had 400,000 fewer than Bush.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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