Who Voted for Obama in Florida?

Here are the vote tallies by county. Here's what they show: Obama won the counties closest to Georgia and the deep south. He won no county below the top of the state.

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    Translation. (5.00 / 1) (#29)
    by Quaker in a Basement on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 10:07:44 AM EST
    As someone who grew up in Florida, please allow me to provide a little translation of the results. You can't tell very much from knowing which counties a candidate won unless you know something about those counties.

    Obama won:
    Escambia - which includes the city of Pensacola
    Leon - which includes the state capital, Tallahassee and Florida State University
    Duval - which includes the city of Jacksonville
    Alachua - which includes Gainesville and the University of Florida.

    Carry on.

    Don't forget FAMU (none / 0) (#30)
    by john horse on Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 05:46:14 AM EST
    You forgot to mention that Leon also is home to Florida A&M which is the largest predominately African-American university in the state.

    Obama also won Gadsden, one of the few (maybe the only) counties with a majority African-American population.


    WOW (none / 0) (#1)
    by athyrio on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 10:58:09 PM EST
    wow that graphic is quite amazing when it is put that way...thanks J....

    my artistic talents are quite limited (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:02:24 PM EST
    so I'm glad you liked it. I do think it tells a story, and I'm trying to figure out what it might mean for Feb. 5 but have reached no conclusions yet.

    Good news for Obama, I think. (none / 0) (#3)
    by LarryInNYC on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:06:51 PM EST
    Since the voting heads up from Florida, unless Cuba has somehow figured out how to get representation.

    well there's some spin (none / 0) (#5)
    by diplomatic on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:09:51 PM EST
    Someone fax this to Axelrod.  "We won't be falling off the edge of the map.  There's a chance!"

    This has to be due to some type of (none / 0) (#9)
    by oculus on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:18:12 PM EST
    voting irregularity.

    It's actually. . . (none / 0) (#12)
    by LarryInNYC on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:22:33 PM EST
    my honest guess at what the numbers mean.  But feel free to send it to Axelrod if you want.

    my faxes to Axelrod (none / 0) (#15)
    by diplomatic on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:29:05 PM EST
    if I had that number they would not be about this.
    I'd be suggesting resignation.

    Chances are the Black population (none / 0) (#11)
    by RalphB on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:20:33 PM EST
    is higher in those counties bordering Georgia, Alabama, etc.  If that's true, then you can't spin that as too good news for Obama.  Seems to me it might reinforce what I've seen written for Super Tuesday and his chances in GA, AL, etc and less than spectacular prospects in other states, particularly the West: CA, CO, AZ, NM, etc.

    And here I thought Larry was predicting (none / 0) (#17)
    by oculus on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:53:07 PM EST
    Obama would win Alaska.

    RalphB (none / 0) (#28)
    by Kathy on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 08:08:13 AM EST
    You are correct--and very, very conservative in pockets, so we have to assume that some were a vote against or republicans crossing over.

    Trust me--we don't want republicans from that area.


    Save this - it could be the Offensive Play of the (none / 0) (#16)
    by ding7777 on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:33:35 PM EST
    Game in next week's Super Bowl.

    Do you see any similarity between Obama (none / 0) (#18)
    by oculus on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:54:39 PM EST
    saying he didn't campaign in FL and Brady messing around with orthopedic devices before the Super Bowl?  (No, I'm not a football fan, can you tell?)

    Regarding the Florida vote... (none / 0) (#4)
    by lectric lady on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:09:33 PM EST

    What does this say?

    Clinton 753,543
    McCain 615,203
    Romney 582,806
    Obama 497,341

    Let me see (none / 0) (#7)
    by Stellaaa on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:13:46 PM EST
    But it's not fair, Obama did not campaign.

    Puhlease. That line is already spoken for. (none / 0) (#10)
    by oculus on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:18:40 PM EST
    Sweet..... (none / 0) (#6)
    by Stellaaa on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:13:14 PM EST

    Here's former FL Dem. Senator (none / 0) (#8)
    by oculus on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:14:20 PM EST
    Graham on FL primary.  The point that most resonated with me:  A shame FL media full of Repub. candidates only.


    Tells me (none / 0) (#13)
    by G Davis on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:23:09 PM EST
    Tells me he's got a lot of work to do.

    How did Edwards fare?

    looks like Edwards won more counties than BHO (none / 0) (#26)
    by libelian on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 03:47:45 AM EST
    but fewer votes overall - see a nicely coded and linked map here

    Edwards's 11 counties were also in the Northern part of the state, on the GA border, though he also had some Gulf Coast and panhandle.  These are all basically small, rural counties, I think (his largest includes Panama City).

    Obama's 8 counties did also include some non-bordering counties, too, though they were relatively close.  He took the far west corner of the panhandle, the AL-bordering Escambia County, which includes Pensacola.  He also took the non-GA-contiguous Alachua Co., which includes Gainesville.


    California/the commericals (none / 0) (#14)
    by Stellaaa on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:23:14 PM EST
    have started. The Obama thing about there is no liberal or conservative America, vs. Hillary's staccato what she will do. Now I don't know about the common voter, but.....which one will I choose. I hope tonight people get over this electability fantasy. There is a democratic party and it stands for something.

    Has Willie Brown spoken yet? (none / 0) (#19)
    by oculus on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:55:36 PM EST
    Have not heard (none / 0) (#21)
    by Stellaaa on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 12:53:48 AM EST
    Stellaaa, you did an absolutely (none / 0) (#23)
    by oculus on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 01:43:46 AM EST
    stellar job at DK, which I doubt will be appreciated by many.  Bookmark, indeed.   Absolutely clueless.

    thank you.....!! (none / 0) (#24)
    by Stellaaa on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 02:15:07 AM EST
    You are very welcome. (none / 0) (#25)
    by oculus on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 02:17:07 AM EST
    p.s.  I'm glad you saw this comment b/4 it was disappeared!

    Here's a bar graph of media coverage. (none / 0) (#20)
    by oculus on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 12:08:08 AM EST
    Turns out that, although Obama's coverage exceeded HRC's, Bill's exceeded any of the Republican primary candidates.  Don't miss the boxed quote.  Very funny.


    Counties (none / 0) (#22)
    by DaveOinSF on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 01:21:31 AM EST
    Obama won and Hillary was second in:
    Escambia, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Duval, Alachua

    Obama won and Edwards was second in:

    Hillary won and Edwards was second in:
    Santa Rosa, Walton, Calhoun, Franklin, Wakulla, Dixie, Colubia, Gilchrist, Putnam, Levy, Hardee*, DeSoto*, Okeechobee*, Glades*

    Edwards won and Hillary was second in:
    Holmes, Washington, Gulf, Liberty, Taylor, Suwanee, Lafayette, Baker, Union, Bradford

    Edwards won and Obama was second in:

    All other counties went Hillary-Obama-Edwards

    With the exception of the four counties marked with "*", all the counties that did not go Hillary-Obama-Edwards were in the northern part of the state.

    Bump for Obama? (none / 0) (#27)
    by robrecht on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 05:24:23 AM EST
    Two netwoks said that Obama won or tied among voters that dcided in the last month or the last week, supposedly indicating that he might have a chance on Feb 5th and that SC and Ted Kennedy may havee given him a bump.

    Any validity to this?  I went to bed early.