Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, was the top vote-getter in The Almanac's circulation area (Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside) in the Democratic primary Feb. 5, although his opponent, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, won the San Mateo County and the statewide vote and most of the California delegates.
In the Republican primary, Sen. John McCain, D-Arizona, was the vote leader in the four local towns, as well as in the county and the state.
The numbers in this story are from the San Mateo County Elections Office and the California Secretary of State as of Feb. 11. The Democratic numbers include independent voters ("decline to state") who requested the Democratic ballot. Final San Mateo County numbers are expected by Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The town numbers, based on precinct reports, are as follows:
-- In Atherton, Sen. Obama topped Sen. Clinton 648 to 421. Sen. McCain topped Mr. Romney, 671 to 411.
-- In Menlo Park, Sen. Obama topped Sen. Clinton 3,193 to 2,058. Sen. McCain topped Mr. Romney, 1,086 to 611.
-- In Portola Valley, Sen. Obama received 738 votes to Sen. Clinton's 358. Sen. McCain received 355 votes to Mr. Romney's 191.
-- In Woodside, Sen. Obama received 653 votes to Sen. Clinton's 378. Sen. McCain received 410 votes to Mr. Romney's 282.
Sen. Clinton received 52.0 percent of the vote statewide compared with 42.4 percent for Sen. Obama. The San Mateo County count was 51.1 percent for Sen. Clinton and 43.5 percent for Sen. Obama.
In the Republican primary, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, received 42.2 percent of the statewide vote to Mitt Romney's 34.2 percent. The county count gave 48.6 percent to Sen. McCain and 31.3 percent to Mr. Romney.
County voting on state propositions pretty much tracked the statewide returns except for the four Indian gaming propositions 94-97.
Those measures passed with a 55.9 percent "yes" vote statewide; but in the county, 52.9 percent voted no.
Proposition 92, the community college funding measure, was rejected by 57.4 percent of statewide voters, and 57.6 percent of county voters.
The term-limits measure, Proposition 93, was defeated by 53.6 percent of the voters statewide and 51.4 percent of county voters.