Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Obama's blowout urban vote

Bloomberg's Gregory Giroux writes that Barack Obama won more votes in Los Angeles County (2.2 million) than he did in 42 states, including the swing state of North Carolina.

Charlie Mahtesian notes just how huge the urban vote was.

In Illinois, Chicago’s Cook County delivered a 992,995-vote margin of victory for Obama – and Obama won the state by 884,296 votes.

In Pennsylvania, Philadelphia delivered a 492,339-vote margin, powering Obama to a 309,840-vote advantage statewide. In Michigan, Detroit’s Wayne County produced a 382,032 vote margin.

Paul Ryan took a ton of heat for pointing out the phenomenon, which wasn't exactly new this year, but was particularly pronounced.