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Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion => 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Results => Topic started by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on November 16, 2012, 10:32:28 pm



Title: Somerset County, Maryland
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on November 16, 2012, 10:32:28 pm
Traditionally this county has been fairly close, unlike the rest of the Eastern Shore (the GOP's base in Maryland). Though it's not showing in most of the news sites, it shows an Obama victory on the Atlas website. Who actually won, and why did it swing Democratic (if it did)?


Title: Re: Somerset County, Maryland
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on November 16, 2012, 10:43:49 pm
I noticed a similar issue with Centre, PA; most places have Romney winning it by about 20 votes, Atlas has it going for Obama by about 150 votes.


Title: Re: Somerset County, Maryland
Post by: Dr. RI on November 16, 2012, 10:53:26 pm
I noticed a similar issue with Centre, PA; most places have Romney winning it by about 20 votes, Atlas has it going for Obama by about 150 votes.

The results on the Atlas are consistent with the MD and PA SoS webpages. In all likelihood, the news sites aren't keeping up to date.


Title: Re: Somerset County, Maryland
Post by: nclib on November 17, 2012, 12:17:22 pm
Somerset, MD is over 40% black, so it's surprising McCain won it in the first place, but makes sense for it to be one of the few places to swing towards Obama.