Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tompkins County - votes for Obama

I've been following the election tonight (of course), and the state of New York has gone for Clinton (not a big surprise, since she's a very popular senator) - but the only county in the state that went for Obama is where I live, Tompkins County. I'm not particularly surprised - it's likely that we're the most liberal county in the state. Cornell University and Ithaca College are here, as is a large community of people who came here for college and never left, and lots of old hippies who have also never left. It's just highly amusing to look at the county-level map of New York on the New York Times website and see that this is the only Obama county.

When I went to vote this afternoon in the Fall Creek elementary school, there was a long line of people waiting to vote in the Democratic line. This is the first primary I've ever voted in where I actually had to wait to vote. Usually hardly anyone shows up to them. But it was fun to be part of a crowd. And if the voting went according to the lawn signs that have been put up in Fall Creek, more of them were voting for Obama than for Clinton.

We'll just have to see what happens next....

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