After waiting until the final vote was counted (just over 4 weeks after election day), I was able to extract the election result data provided by the San Diego County of Registrar’s office into a format where I can query and produce some reports. Over the next few weeks (when I get time), I will compute and blog the election results for San Diego County communities for each of the 2008 general election major contests.
This post is part of a multi-post series breaking down the San Diego County 2008 General Election vote totals in several different contests including the presidential and state proposition election totals. The data was taken from the San Diego County Registrar of Voter’s office and converted/analyzed to produce the reports. To view other posts, please browse my blog using my San Diego Politics category. Once all of the posts are completed, then I will post an index to each post.
The term “community” is used to describe a place within the City of San Diego boundary. The term “unincorporated” means that the place is not a city (corporated). Unincorporated areas include many towns and villages.
First, each of the San Diego County cities are listed with their vote totals. Next, the City of San Diego vote total is broken down into each community. Finally, the “Unincorporated Areas” (which is listed as a total under cities) is broken down into towns and villages.
I didn’t include the election results for Barr/Root, Keyes/Drake, McKinney/Clemente, or Nader/Gonzalez because the table wouldn’t have fit on the page and none of these candidates received more than 2% (Nader/Gonzalez received 1% in Lemon Grove and 1.03% in Imperial Beach).
In California, Obama/Biden received 61.1% and McCain/Palin received 37.1%. In San Diego County, Obama/Biden received 53.95% and McCain/Palin received 43.79%.
Here’s the breakdown for the Presidential Election.
Presidential Election Results By City
Unincorporated towns (such as Alpine, Bonita, etc.) are included under Unincorporated Area group. Communities contained with the City of San Diego (such as La Jolla, Mira Mesa, etc.) are included under the San Diego group.
|San Diego (see below)||36.38%||63.62%|
|Unincorporated Area (see below)||60.35%||39.65%|
City of San Diego Communities Results
Please note that voters who voted by mail are grouped and counted under the “San Diego Vote By Mail” group and not by the community in which they live. For example, if you live in the Old Town area and voted by mail, your vote was counted in the “San Diego Vote By Mail” group and not in the “Old Town” group.
|Del Mar Heights||40.00%||60.00%|
|Midway Old Town||34.90%||65.10%|
|San Diego (Vote By Mail)||41.05%||58.95%|
|SDSU (San Diego State University)||20.63%||79.37%|
|SE San Diego||13.99%||86.01%|
|UCSD (University of California San Diego)||16.27%||83.73%|
Unincorporated Areas Results
|Lake San Marcos||61.62%||38.38%|
|Lomas Santa Fe||43.33%||56.67%|
|Rancho El Cajon||69.57%||30.43%|
|Rancho Santa Fe||66.61%||33.39%|
|Rincon Del Diablo||63.21%||36.79%|
|Valle De Oro||60.12%||39.88%|
Highest McCain/Palin Percentages (Top 5)
- Campo (71.26%)
- Ballena (70.79%)
- Descanso (70.13%)
- Ranco El Cajon (69.57%)
- Alpine (68.30%)
Highest Obama/Biden Percentages (Top 5)
- Chollas Park (86.28%)
- SE San Diego (86.01%)
- Golden Hill (83.40%)
- Hillcrest (83.72%)
- North Park (83.93%)