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New York Times interactive election map!

This is so cool.

Trump won my ED by two votes. My vote counted! Democrats outnumbered Republican voters in my ED by a factor of 9-1.

There are some EDs where there were actually zero Republican voters. Like AD44 ED41 in Flatbush, Brooklyn where 217 voted in the Democratic primary and not a single person voted in the Republican primary.

Trump won a whopping 87% of the vote in my parents’ prole ED in Staten Island. However there were some EDs in State Island where Trump hit 90%. Like AD62 ED1 at the very bottom tip of Staten Island where Trump had 186 votes, Kasich 11, and Cruz 5. Bernie Sanders won the same ED 39 to 32.

Cruz appears to be very strong in Hasidic and ultra-orthodox Jewish areas, but that’s illusory because very few people voted. There are about two hundred thousand ultra-orthodox and Hasidic Jews old enough to vote, and a scant few hundred voted for Cruz. For example, AD40 ED58 in the Hasidic part of Williamsburg is colored yellow for Cruz, but that’s based on only a single Republican voter!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. There was not a single Republican primary voter in my precinct. If I had voted it would have been a Trump win by 1 vote. I’m very disappointed in myself not registering as a Republican voter before October.

    Jimi

    April 20, 2016 at 1:20 pm

  2. Would like to see this for the rest of the state. Also, would like to see the number of votes for Trump, Clinton and Sanders, by ED.

    Bitter Clinger

    April 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

  3. I couldn’t believe the shockingly low numbers of republican voters in most districts. I mean, we’re talking about a handful of people (or zero) in some districts(!). When you consider the high population density of these neighborhoods, it really makes your head spin. Even the number of Democratic participants was low.

    It’s obviously no surprise that there aren’t lots of Republicans in say, the East Village. But the idea of a only a handful of folks showing up to vote in a primary receiving this much press makes you wonder if any of this even matters. I’ll bet there plenty of poorly attended music events in those same neighborhoods with a higher turnout….

    SWLP2

    April 20, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    • Maybe the Orthodox Jews were too busy doing important stuff like getting ready for Pesach to have time to vote.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 20, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      • Not many young people who are living in Manhattan, were voting at the polls. They were busy enjoying the good life.

        It’s only the older and prolier types, who are concerned with income inequality, and rising housing costs.

        JS

        April 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      • Many came with their kids, who enjoyed the experience. It was like an outing for them and a break from the drudgery of cleaning for Passover. It’s just that ideology doesn’t galvanize them. I had an argument with a Chassidic Republican operative and a Cruz supporter whose main point was that you vote for a candidate that gives you thing. My argument was that you vote for the candidate who is the best for the country, not your parochial gesheft! I made no headway with him.

        Yakov

        April 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      • Check out the equivalent map for the Democrats. Looks like Bernie didn’t capture a single heavily Jewish neighborhood, neither Orthodox, Hasid or SWPL. Jews broke for Hillary. I’m not surprised. Liberal Jews (most Jews who are not Hasids or recent emigres from Russia) are SWPLs and SWPLs see Bernie as an ungracious upstart who is ruining Hillary’s moment. Most likely the Hasids voted for Hillary because the Rabbi’s told them to, with the idea that Hilllary will keep the goodies flowing to them and their community organizations.

        The map indicates that Bernie’s support came from hipsters and white proles. Can Trump be made cool so that hipsters can vote for him in good conscience, with their stunted moral development? Are there enough alienated hipsters in this country that their refusal to vote for Hillary can make a difference? Can Trump woo these democratic voting white proles? The answer to the third question is yes, the first two I have no idea.

        Daniel

        April 20, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      • Many came with their kids, who enjoyed the experience. It was like an outing for them and a break from the drudgery of cleaning for Pesah. It’s just that ideology doesn’t galvanize them. I had an argument with a Chassidic Republican operative and a Cruz supporter whose main point was that you vote for a candidate that gives you thing. My argument was that you vote for the candidate who is the best for the country, not your parochial gesheft! I made no headway with him.

        Yakov

        April 20, 2016 at 6:04 pm

  4. Actually your vote didn’t count. Trump would still have won your district had you not voted.

    Dhwofhieidhuw

    April 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    • It would have been a tie if Lion voted for Kasich.

      Lot

      April 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm

  5. ‘Cruz appears to be very strong in Hasidic and ultra-orthodox Jewish areas, but that’s illusory because very few people voted.’

    What did I tell you? They don’t like Trump’ s extreme position on immigration and are afraid he’s gonna pull the plug on financial aid to Israel. Trump is the only one I trust on immigration and I like his position. With financial aid it’s tricky. I think America will do Israel a huge favor getting her of the economic aid needle, but Israel needs military aid, she can’t go it alone against the Arab world. I’m not sure there is anybody to explain this to Trump. I think its just two all or nothing camps. Pretty bad. Trump needs down to earth guys like me to understand the issues.

    I liked the way Brighton Beach voted. It’s quite amazing. You would think that an immigrant neighborhood won’t go for Trump, but here they are putting America first.

    Yakov

    April 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm

  6. Cruz loses to Ben Carson in New York district

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/276963-cruz-loses-to-ben-carson-in-new-york-district

    “Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was handed a stinging loss in the New York primary Tuesday, getting shut out of delegates by Donald Trump and John Kasich.

    And in at least one congressional district, the Texas senator lost to someone who has long since dropped out of the race: Ben Carson.

    In Westchester County’s 16th Congressional District, Cruz came in fourth place, behind Carson by 296 votes.”

    Rifleman

    April 20, 2016 at 4:54 pm

  7. In one nice irony, Trump lost in only one congressional district in New York -the district where Trump lives.

    Trump got over 50% in 23 of the 27 Congressional districts in New York, according to the state elections site you linked to. The four where he got below 50% were two Manhattan based districts, in one of which he lost outright, and two upstate districts.

    Kasich is actually winning in the Republican Party as it existed in 1956, but the problem is that most of those types of voters have become Democrats or independents by now.

    Hilary Clinton carried 21 districts, and the six that she lost were all upstate districts. Sanders seems to have carried upstate, outside of Buffalo,Rochester,and Albany, and lost badly downstate, particularly in the city. I’ve noticed that one consistent feature with the Democratic primaries is that Clinton does strongest in areas that have a strong Democratic machine politics tradition, and Sanders wins in weak machine areas, either because of a reform politics tradition or a history of weak Democratic parties locally.

    The obvious problem for Sanders is that the Democratic Party IS the machine politics party in the US, so he never had a chance. Obama defeated Clinton (barely) but had some machine support himself, obviously the Chicago machine was behind him. I think it was a historical mistake for the American left to align itself so strongly with the Democratic Party.

    Ed

    April 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm


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