For the heck of it, I recently asked our database specialist Tim Henderson to check where the heaviest voting was in Westchester County for the two presidential candidates in the Nov. 6 election. It was just a little housekeeping chore.
The results were not surprising, proving once again that there are two Westchesters, pretty much divided along racial lines.
Overall, the Obama/Biden ticket won handily. According to unofficial results from the Westchester County Board of Elections, the Democratic incumbent received 221,354 votes overall, or 62 percent of the county vote.
The Republican Romney/Ryan ticket got 133,524 votes, or 37 percent of the county vote.
Romney did best in the mostly, white Republican town of Mount Pleasant, where at three voting district he pulled in 73 to 76 percent of the votes. In a section of Yonkers and in Eastchester he got 72 percent of the vote. That pretty much sums up the last strongholds of Republicanism in a county that is nearly 2 to 1 Democratic over GOP. Click on Romney map.
There were two districts in Mount Vernon and one in White Plains that went 100 percent for Obama. (photo left shows voting at Levister Towers in Mount Vernon.) The president also received almost all of the votes in two New Rochelle districts. Click on Obama map.
In Rockland County, Romney got 100 percent of the vote in the Hasidic community of Ramapo.