Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mapping Success: Kent County 2008

Per popular demand, I have created some maps on the precinct-level to better show what happened in Kent County in 2008. The first map is the Democratic baseline for 2008 (I've edited this map to incorporate the data from the northern-most municipalities, which I did not add previously).

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/pbratt/KentPrecinctMaster2008-1.jpg

Compare this to the 2006 Map:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/pbratt/KentPrecinctMaster2006.jpg

The 2008 results with the House District boundaries in:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/pbratt/KentPrecinctMaster2008HD.jpg

Thinking ahead to the State Senate race in 2010, the Democratic baseline for the 29th District was 58% 2008, compared to 49% in 2006, and 42% in 2002. Check out this nice map of the 2008 results:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/pbratt/KentPrecinct2008StateSenate.jpg

Compare it to the 2006 results:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/pbratt/KentPrecinct2006StateSenate.jpg

Our success in 2008 came in the urban/suburban core of Kent County. In 2006 the picture looked like this:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/pbratt/KentPrecinctMetroGR2006.jpg

In 2008 this was the story:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/pbratt/KentPrecinctMetroGR2008.jpg

As Bill Harris noted earlier, you can really see the decline of the GOP in the inner suburbs of EGR, Kentwood, and Wyoming. Time for a new direction in Kent County politics.

Finally, an updated map of House District 73:

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/pbratt/KentPrecinct73HD2008.jpg

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