Bush-Obama America

Triumph of Truth In Ohio

 by David J Dent

This election is historic for reasons so far beyond the obvious–first black President’s re-election to a second term. Ohio voters, in particular, set a standard of electoral intelligence. They said NO to the Swift Boat tactics. Romney and Company had every reason to think that the lying Jeep Ads could deliver Ohio, judging from the past. Loud lies that grow into a campaign narrative have derided Democrats in the past, a la John Kerry. Not this time. Team Obama effectively fought back with counter advertisements and Ohioans listened to truth—or attempted to sift through the noise of conflicting campaign ads. I saw this when I met Sherri, a cab driver, in the state on Monday. She is a mother of three and a true Bush-Obama American, having voted for both Bush in 2000 and 2004 and Obama in 2008 and 2012. “It’s just a hard decision!  They make these political ads where they’re cutting each other down, they’re just not giving us the facts about what they’re going to do. I don’t know, Romney says one thing, and then, you know, he says something else, and it counteracts the first thing he said. That’s why I went towards Obama.  Because Obama’s just been straightforward…Romney is wishy-washy to me. Both parties are fighting against each other; I know it’s a race to the finish line, I understand that, but it’s just very confusing. In the end, I felt Obama is the one that saved the auto industry here.  If it weren’t for Obama, it would be ten times worse, I feel, now.”

Below are the results from Bush-Obama counties in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

% Obama % Romney # Obama # Romney
Colorado Alamosa 56.7 40.4 3782 2693
Arapahoe 53.1 45.0 132,584 112,399
Jefferson 51.0 46.6 153,069 139,960
Larimer 51.4 46.1 83,103 74,603
Ouray 51.5 46.2 1640 1470
Florida Hillsborough 52.8 46.2 280,939 246,225
Iowa Adams 47.2 51.1 1018 1103
Allamakee 51.5 47.3 3511 3230
Audubon 46.8 52.3 1608 1800
Bremer 50.8 48.3 6710 6383
Carroll 46.4 52.7 4912 5577
Crawford 45.4 53.6 3035 3584
Delaware 49.4 49.6 4605 4628
Emmet 44.9 53.8 2087 2499
Franklin 44.0 54.9 2256 2818
Hamilton 48.0 50.6 3776 3986
Hardin 45.8 53.0 4021 4647
Iowa 46.9 51.8 4118 4551
Kossuth 43.3 55.6 3824 4914
Marshall 53.9 44.9 10,085 8411
Palo Alto 43.7 54.5 2124 2649
Union 51.3 47.5 3029 2800
Warren 48.4 50.4 12,521 13,031
Michigan Benzie 47.6 51.5 4683 5071
Berrien Awaiting results
Cass 42.7 56.4 9587 12,660
Clinton 46.5 52.7 18,187 20,630
Delta 46.2 52.8 8330 9533
Eaton 51.0 47.9 27,912 26,193
Gladwin 45.9 53.1 5760 6661
Gratiot 47.5 51.4 7606 8236
Jackson 46.6 52.4 32,301 36,298
Kent 45.5 53.4 134,560 157,801
Leelanau 46.4 52.8 6576 7483
Lenawee 48.8 50.1 21,774 22,351
Mason 47.0 52.0 6856 7580
Menominee 48.0 51.0 5244 5565
Oceana 44.3 54.5 5063 6239
Ontonagon 44.8 53.9 1585 1906
Presque Isle 45.1 53.6 3192 3794
Saint Clair 45.9 53.0 33,845 39,076
Schoolcraft 46.1 52.9 1865 2142
Shiawassee 51.2 47.5 17,197 15,962
Van Buren 49.7 49.2 16,288 16,140
Nevada Carson 44.1 53.2 10,290 12,394
Washoe 50.7 47.2 94,806 88,151
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New Hampshire Belknap 47.0 52.0 15,884 17,568
Carroll 49.1 49.9 13,977 14,207
Hillsborough 50.1 48.4 101,499 98,103
Rockingham Awaiting results
New Jersey Somerset 52.0 46.8 70,168 63,159
North Carolina Buncombe 55.5 43.1 70,066 54,429
Caswell 48.3 51.0 5183 5471
Forsyth 53.2 45.9 91,606 79,177
Hyde 49.1 50.2 1157 1183
Jackson 48.6 49.7 8052 8224
Pitt 53.0 46.3 40,701 35,534
Wake 54.5 44.2 286,939 232,933
Watauga 47.5 50.1 13,371 14,124
Wilson 53.8 45.6 20,002 16,937
 Ohio Lake 48.3 50.0 55,219 57,150
Ottawa 51.1 47.1 11,214 10,323
Sandusky 49.8 47.9 14,035 13,491
Tuscarawas 43.9 57.3 17,516 21,420
Wood 51.0 46.8 31,596 28,997
Virginia Buckingham 50.3 47.9 3747 3569
Chesapeake 49.0 49.8 47,881 48,685
Essex 53.1 45.9 3009 2602
Harrisonburg 55.7 42.2 8650 6564
Henrico 55.3 43.6 89,116 70,248
Hopewell 57.5 41.5 5178 3737
King and Queen 47.8 51.1 1743 1863
Loudoun 51.6 47.2 81,840 74,794
Manassas 55.9 42.6 8477 6461
Manassas Park 68.7 30.1 3873 1696
Montgomery 48.6 48.9 19,903 20,036
Prince William 56.7 42.0 90,676 67,192
Radford 50.7 46.8 2730 2520
Staunton 51.2 47.1 5710 5257
Westmoreland 47.8 47.4 4155 4116
Winchester 49.6 48.2 5089 4943
Wisconsin Barron 48.2 50.5 10,883 11,413
Brown 48.6 50.4 62,433 64,738
Burnett 46.1 52.6 3981 4541
Calumet 43.6 55.1 11,477 14,519
Chippewa 49.2 49.7 15,211 15,371
Clark 44.9 53.8 6173 7394
Columbia 56.3 42.7 17,158 13,014
Door 53.0 46.1 9338 8109
Forest 52.1 46.8 2421 2172
Jefferson 45.6 53.2 20,136 23,489
Juneau 52.9 45.8 6237 5400
Kewaunee 46.8 52.2 5151 5746
Langlade 43.6 55.4 4569 5810
Lincoln 49.8 49.1 7543 7444
Manitowoc 48.0 50.8 20,382 21,581
Marathon 46.4 52.5 32,330 36,568
Marinette 47.6 51.2 9868 10,609
Marquette 51.8 47.3 4112 3758
Monroe 49.0 49.7 9505 9637
Oconto 44.7 54.2 8810 10,691
Oneida 48.4 50.5 10,439 10,905
Outagamie 48.4 50.2 45,565 47,294
Racine 51.4 47.8 52,887 49,173
Richland 57.5 41.4 4964 3575
Rusk 47.3 51.2 3391 3673
Sawyer 49.8 49.3 4436 4482
Shawano 44.5 54.5 8990 11,017
Washburn 48.0 50.8 4435 4692
Waupaca 44.8 54.2 11,565 13,989
Waushara 44.4 54.6 5330 6558
Winnebago 51.1 47.4 45,410 42,073
Wood 47.8 50.8 18,546 19,684

 

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