How the Capital Region voted for president

Here's a quick breakdown of votes for president from Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties:

Barack Obama in profileAlbany
Obama: 86,096 - 63.2%
McCain: 47,629 - 35%
Other: 2,407 - 1.8%

Schenectady
Obama: 35,529 - 54.7%
McCain: 28,172 - 43.3%
Other: 1,274 - 2%

Saratoga
Obama: 51,932 - 50.2%
McCain: 49,734 - 48.1%
Other: 1,728 - 1.7%

Rensselaer
Obama: 36,550 - 53.1%
McCain: 31,126 - 45.2%
Other: 1,150 - 1.7%

Totals:
Obama: 210,107 - 56.3%
McCain: 156,661 - 42%
Other: 6,559 - 1.8%

total votes: 373,327

Percentages have been rounded. Numbers were pulled from the NYT county election map totals.

photo: Flickr user BohPhoto

Comments

Thanks for the breakdown-- very interesting indeed -- any chance you could provide the same breakdown for the 2004 Prez election?

Huh. I thought Rensselaer was a really red area. Maybe I'm wrong. Then again, maybe that just shows us how amazing our new president-elect is. After all, his name is Barack Hussein Obama and he won in a landslide. In today's post 9/11 America, he might as well be named Saddam Scary McThreat-a-lot.

Pantaloons, Rensselaer is historiclaly a Republican holdout. However, an avalanche of new voter registrations recently has resulted in the county unexpectedly having an enrolled Democratic majority, and many many paper cuts.

I am completely shocked that anyone in Rensselaer voted for Obama.

Holy crap, look at Saratoga County. It's the same kind of grudging blue as Washington County. Natch Saratoga County is plenty rural and the GOP is super-organized, but what these numbers say to me is that bedroom communities in (say) North Carolina tipped more than Clifton Park and Wilton. Weird.

LQ

I live in Schoharie County, voters there went for 56.8% McCain and 41.2% Obama - which wasn't a surprise. We actually found it very refreshing that so many folks in a predominately Republican County voted for Obama - changing demographics I suspect.

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