Ballot vote totals yield intersting results.

The Massachusetts Secretary of State has published the return of votes for the November 2010 election.

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele…

Starting on page 58, they have listed the vote totals by county for the ballot questions. Question 1 passed in Worcester, Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Norfolk and Plymouth counties by wide margins, but lost in Middlesex, Berkshire, Dukes, Franklin, Hampshire, and Suffolk.

Question 3 yielded similar results. It passed in Plymouth County. It lost by roughly 10% or under in Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Nantucket, Norfolk, and Worcester. It was soundly defeated in (surprise) Berkshire, Dukes (Matha’s Vineyard), Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex (Cambridge), and Suffolk (Boston).

Thoughts?  

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  • MerrimackMan

    Won Worcester, Essex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Barnstable. Lost narrowly in Hampden and Bristol.

    It appears Plymouth and Worcester are becoming the GOP bases in Massachusetts. (We have 13 of our 32 State Rep seats in those counties) Essex, Norfolk, Barnstable seem to be close behind. (Another 7 Seats) If we are to win in this state, Hampden and Bristol have to come along as well. (8 Seats) Plus Hold down the margin in Middlesex. (4 Seats)

  • The Senate districts should all be roughly the same size (or were in 2000 census).

    Yet the total votes cast varies widely from under 50K to over 75K. I know demographics plays a role- it’s based on population not registered voters, so <18 not voting, older people voting more, urban voters voting less, all play a role, but still think + 1/3 in some districts means (if it is true,as I beleive, that we’ve had population shifts) we are going to have some serious re-districting going on.

  • Karl Marx

    BOSTON — Once considered a lock to lose a congressional seat in 2012, Massachusetts could be spared when census results are released later this month thanks to the recession.

    Kenneth M. Johnson, senior demographer for the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute, said Monday that residents aren’t leaving the Bay State at the rate they were earlier in the decade.

    “The recession is making it difficult for people to buy and sell houses, so they’re reluctant to move,” said Johnson. “The other factor is if people have jobs, such as a couple where both people are working, they’re likely to decide it’s not worth taking the risk to accept a transfer.”

    According to statistics provided by the IRS, 17,980 Massachusetts residents fled to New Hampshire in 2004, while only 8,305 New Hampshire residents relocated to Massachusetts. Just three years later, only 11,940 Massachusetts residents moved to New Hampshire, while 9,258 New Hampshire residents moved to Massachusetts.

    Why would that many New Hampshire residents pack up and leave for the Bay State? Are those moving into Massachusetts medical refugees opting for better health care?