11.12.08

The color purple

Posted in Election 2008, Good Stuff, Presidential Election, Williamson County at 3:27 am by dembones

This map (click to enlarge) shows the margin of victory in votes for the Democratic Presidential candidate in the Nov. 4 general election. Red and purple precincts had more votes for the Republican Presidential candidate. Barack Obama won the blue precincts.

The Democratic strongholds in the county are in the area from Round Rock to Georgetown, Cedar Park and the Hutto-Taylor area. There’s also a very nice pocket of Democrats in the area surrounding Bartlett. Republicans still hold vast leads in the precincts containing Sun City, Liberty Hill, Forest Creek and Behrens Ranch.

UPDATE: Due to a spreadsheet snafu, El Paso and Ellis counties had been reversed. The error has been corrected and the map updated.

7 Comments »

  1. IrvingDem said,

    November 12, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Looks like the area around Southwestern University was blue or at least a deep shade of purple. Praise the Lord for liberal arts universities that challenge people to think and care about others! I just went to homecoming this past weekend at SU and the support for Obama was overwhelming among the current students and alums–I only saw one McCain-Palin campaign sign on campus. The sense of optimism and hope were manic and should bode well for the future of the county, state and nation.

  2. Eye on Williamson » The numbers show Williamson County is trending blue, but will it continue? said,

    November 13, 2008 at 11:46 am

    [...] improving their numbers over the last two election cycles.  As pointed out so well yesterday by Dembones awesome map, and similarly in today’s article in the AAS, Is Williamson turning blue? Although Barack [...]

  3. DaveS said,

    November 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks for the great maps, but unless I’ve had too much to drink, El Paso County in your map of Texas is colored red and it should be dark blue.

  4. DaveS said,

    November 15, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Also, while your statewide map correctly colors Dallas County blue, but you also have either the county north of it, Collin, or the county south of it, Ellis, blue. But both of them are deep red. Only Dallas County went Democratic in all of North Texas.If I’ve become color blind or erred in any other way in submitting this correction and the one above about El Paso County, please accept my apologies.

  5. Eye on Williamson » Texas Blog Round Up (November 17, 2008) said,

    November 17, 2008 at 8:52 am

    [...] Dembones at Eye On Williamson maps the Democratic resurgence in Williamson County in The color purple. [...]

  6. Dig Deeper Texas » Texas Progressive Alliance Roundup said,

    November 19, 2008 at 8:50 am

    [...] Dembones at Eye On Williamson maps the Democratic resurgence in Williamson County in The color purple. [...]

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