Okay, this is wonky statistic but it struck me as interesting: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama won in every single Contra Costa County city, according to the preliminary vote summary from Contra Costa County Elections Division.
Compare that with 2004 when GOP President George Bush won in Brentwood, Clayton and Danville. Obama appears to have won in these three traditionally Republican leaning cities by substantial margins of 12 to 15 percentage points.
If you are real political addict, click here and download my spreadsheet showing total votes cast in 2004 and 2004 for each city for Barack Obama and John McCain, and George Bush and John Kerry.
I didn’t go back to prior years. Does anyone recall whether or not any other presidential candidates won in every city in Contra Costa County?