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Election 2008 Sun Nov 09 2008

19th Ward results, concession calls

The Southtown offers an urban political geography lesson on Chicago's 19th Ward. This area encompasses the neighborhoods of Beverly, Morgan Park, and Mount Greenwood:

The 19th Ward of Chicago traditionally is a high-turnout, independent-leaning enclave of the city. Voters tend to pull Democratic
ballots in the primary election but shift between parties in the
general.

The neighborhoods of the 19th Ward are lined with brick Georgians and Cape Cods occupied by Catholic-leaning city workers and
firefighters. They devour their local newspapers and take notice of the
ward's endorsed candidates but decide for themselves how to vote on
Election Day.

Let's drill into election results from the ward:

• Of the 66 precincts in the 19th Ward, Hillary Clinton won 15 of them Feb. 5. All 15 precincts were in the Mount Greenwood community. On
Tuesday, John McCain won 13 of those 15 precincts. So if you're looking
for some Clinton Democrats who couldn't stomach Obama, look no further
than Mount Greenwood.

During the primary, Clinton's support was highest in the 33rd Precinct near 105th Street and Central Park Ave. She took 55 percent of
the vote. On Tuesday, McCain won the precinct with 59 percent of the
vote.

• Overall, the 19th Ward chose Obama with 65 percent of the vote to McCain's 34 percent Tuesday. The Mount Greenwood voters were squashed
by the eastern half of the ward, which swung heavily to Obama.

If you read the whole thing you'll know that this isn't the only area in the Southland (the south side of Chicago or even the South Suburbs) that are covered in this article. It generally talks about the results from the recently concluded Presidential Campaign.


 
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