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Breakdowns show how strongly Idahoans went for Romney over Obama

For people who love election stats, Daily Kos, the national Democratic political blog and activist hub, today posted a breakdown of the 2012 presidential election results in Idaho by legislative district, reporting that President Obama won just four of Idaho’s 35 legislative districts, all of which are represented in the state Legislature solely by Democrats, and that one Pocatello district, District 29, elected all Democrats to the Legislature but went for Republican Mitt Romney. The four that went for Obama were districts 16, 17, 18 and 19, all in Ada County.

The website also called Idaho’s District 34, at Rexburg, “the most Republican legislative district we’ve seen so far,” going 92 percent for Romney. You can see their report here; it’s one in a series on election breakdowns by legislative district in the 50 states. Idahoans already have access to breakdowns by county and by precinct at the Idaho Secretary of State’s website, including downloadable files. Those breakdowns show that Obama won just two of Idaho's 44 counties, Blaine and Latah.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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