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By John Guerriero, Kevin Flowers Erie Times-News staff bloggers
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Posted: November 8th, 2012
Erie County: Friendly territory for Obama

In the presidential race, Erie County stood out in Tuesday’s election.

Robert Speel, associate political-science professor at Penn State Behrend, said that President Barack Obama won 58 percent of the vote in Erie County, which is the highest percentage win for him in the western half of Pennsylvania. 

President Barack Obama/AP file photo

Obama only won two counties in this part of the state, with the other being the 57 percent he won in Allegheny County.

It didn’t much matter because the president did so well in southeastern Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia County, for instance, Obama won 557,024 votes, or 85.2 percent, compared to Mitt Romney’s 91,840 votes, or 14.1 percent.

Looking for a county that was evenly divided?

Try Centre County, the home of Penn State, where the vote was split at 49 percent for both presidential candidates. Romney won that county by only 20 votes.

Don’t ever say your vote doesn’t count.

– John Guerriero



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One Response to “Erie County: Friendly territory for Obama”
  1. Joel says:

    Can we continue to call PA the T state (Philly, Pittsburgh and Alabama in the middle)? It looks like the Dems have strengthened their position in the entire eastern part of PA between the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers. Not sure that the GOP can count on Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, or Berks swinging back their way anytime soon.

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