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Opinion

November 15, 2012

Obama’s local support

NORMAN — Oklahoma, which hasn’t supported a Democrat in the White House since Lyndon Johnson’s run in 1964, continued its streak with a solid showing for Mitt Romney last week.

President Barack Obama didn’t carry a single Oklahoma county this year or four years ago. Statewide this year, Romney received 66.8 percent of the popular vote compared to 33.2 percent for Obama. Four years ago, Sen. John McCain received 66 percent compared to 34 percent for Obama.

In Cleveland County, Obama fared a little better than he did statewide. He received 37.03 percent compared to 62.97 percent for Romney. However, in Norman precincts, the president received 44.56 percent of the vote compared to 55.44 percent for Romney.

Thirteen of 83 Cleveland County precincts went in favor of Obama this year with at least one (Precinct 8) giving the president a 76.8 percent margin. For Romney, his highest percentage appears to be Precinct 7 with an 84 percent margin.

Cleveland County precincts voting in favor of Obama included 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 28, 32, 42, 51, 56 and 93. The closest vote appears to be Precinct 81 (Alameda Baptist Church) where Romney won with 50.93 percent compared to Obama’s 49.07 percent.

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