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Old 11-05-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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Why is this?? Is Staten Island just a pocket of conservatives? Or does it have to do with something else? It just appears strange on the map.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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SI has more in common with LI and certain upstate NY communities than the other 4 boroughs. It was glaring to see SI in the breakdown of how each borough voted.

SI was the only one that voted mostly for McCain.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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SI has more in common with LI and certain upstate NY communities than the other 4 boroughs. It was glaring to see SI in the breakdown of how each borough voted.

SI was the only one that voted mostly for McCain.
I noticed that the counties of Long Island, both Nassau and Suffolk counties ended up voting democratic and so did Westchester County. Staten Island was the only one who voted for McCain (even though it was by a very small margin McCain 52% and Obama 47%

Here is a link to the CNN map:
Local and National Election Results - Election Center 2008 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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That shouldn't have come as much of a surprise; it happens in practically every election.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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Yea Manahttan voted 88% for Obama but staten island majority for McCain. I think Italians are racists
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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For the most part: Manhattan and The Bronx are Dem strongholds. Brooklyn and Queens are usually slplit down the middle (especially during city election) Staten Island is a GOP stronghold. It has been this way for a long time. The fact that Obama did pretty well in SI, showed what kind of night he had.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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Yea Manahttan voted 88% for Obama but staten island majority for McCain. I think Italians are racists
I guess then, by extension of your logic, all the blacks who overwhelmingly voted for Obama are also racists.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Well let's put it this way, SI might be many things, but progressive it is not...
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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Well let's put it this way, SI might be many things, but progressive it is not...
So we have one fella saying people in Staten Island are Italians who are racists since they didn't vote for Obama. Then comes along another fella saying that people in Staten Island aren't "progressive."

As a McCain suppoter myself and a moderate I sure hope the president-elect's statement last night of all-inclusiveness in the process is the one to go by and not the rants of a couple of supporters referenced above.

Last edited by Moderate Guy; 11-05-2008 at 09:55 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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So we have one fella saying people in Staten Island are Italians who are racists since they didn't vote for Obama. Then comes along another fella saying that people in Staten Island aren't "progressive."

As a McCain suppoter myself and a moderate I sure hope the president-elect's statement last night of all-inclusiveness in the process is the one to go by and not the rants of a couple of supporters referenced above.
I wasn't ranting...

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