Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Romney's metaphoric urban areas

Much has been made of the fact that Mitt Romney got 0 votes in 59 Philadelphia voting divisions (translation: Barack Obama beat him 19,605-0 in those areas) and 0 votes in 9 Cleveland-area precincts.

But Romney also had his own metaphoric, urban areas -- or more literally, his rural areas.

The Salt Lake Tribune notes that Obama picked up just 83 votes in Utah's rural Rich County, and in seven Utah counties, won less than 10% of the vote.

In King County, Texas, meanwhile, Obama won only 5 votes.

Having said that, make no mistake about it. None of those numbers is as huge as the Philadelphia and Cleveland numbers.

The Philly division stat was 19,605-0 for Obama, while Rich County, Utah was only 907-83 for Romney and King County, Texas, 139-5.

The Obama numbers are, indeed, much bigger.

Nevertheless, it's important to note that geographic unanimity isn't confined to one party.