This tidbit from the CQ Politics blog looks at the congressional districts, separated by thousands of miles, that gave Obama and McCain their largest majorities in the 2008 election. For Obama: NY-16, in the south Bronx, a compact district that is overwhelmingly Hispanic and black. Result: 95% for Obama. McCain didn’t exceed 30 percent of the vote in any voting precinct; in one, McCain didn’t get a single vote and Obama received 112. McCain didn’t exceed 30 percent of the vote in any voting precinct; in one, McCain didn’t get a single vote and Obama received 112. For McCain: TX-13, a 40,000-square-mile expanse in and around the state’s conservative Panhandle where the electorate is overwhelmingly white. Result: 76% for McCain. McCain won all 44 counties that are wholly or partly in the 13th, topped by the 93 percent he received in sparsely populated King County (which had all of 356 people as of the 2000 census).
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