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Barone on the Hidden Numbers

2:39 PM, Nov 4, 2009 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
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Unsurprisingly, Michael Barone has an interesting and incisive roundup of numbers from last night that go deeper than the top-line results. Some nuggets:

  • Bergen County, New Jersey, a 56%-42% Corzine constituency in 2005, came within a point or two of voting for Christie.
  • Westchester County, New York, voted 58%-42% for a Republican county executive after voting almost exactly the opposite way, in a race involving the same two candidates, four years before.
  • The Virginia Board of Elections has results by CD showing that three Dems who captured seats in 2008 by very narrow margins (the 2nd, 5th, and 11th districts) saw their districts go to McDonnell by whopping margins (24 points, 22 points, and 10 points, respectively).

Barone believes this last fact will not be lost on those freshman Democrats.