New York Times Story on Extreme Variation in Presidential Vote within New York City

Michael Grynbaum, the author of this New York Times story, examined the precinct election returns for President in New York city, and fills the story with fascinating nuggets of information. The second half of the story mentions one precinct in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, in which Jill Stein received 20 votes and Mitt Romney received zero. The story also mentions that Romney received 90% of the votes in several precincts populated largely by Orthodox Jews, and even received 100% of the votes in a few such precincts.. And it mentions that the Manhattan precinct containing Trump Tower tied between Romney and Obama.


New York Times Story on Extreme Variation in Presidential Vote within New York City — 5 Comments

  1. In 1997, when Rudy Giuliani won for mayor the second time, he received zero votes in a Harlem election district directly north of Central Park. It was only one ED, and Giuliani won 25% of the black vote that year because crime was down in black neighborhoods. In 1998, on the Lower East Side, Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver won 93% and the Green candidate 7%. Orthodox Jews are known to vote Republican.

  2. Are the folks in 100 percent Obama precincts and 100 percent Romney precincts on the same planet ???

    — loved by the gerrymander MONSTERS who use such data to rig election results.

  3. #3 Ditto. Public schools have at least two Election Districts each. Birds of a feather…

  4. How many reg.Reps in those EDs? If 10 or more, it is not likely that none showed up to vote. It is possible 0 reg. Reps near a pulic school.

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