How locals voted in presidential primary


In the 62 precincts in the Almanac area, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won 72 percent of the Democratic vote in the June 7 presidential primary, according to data provided by the San Mateo County Elections Office.

Of the 9,054 votes cast for Democratic candidates, Ms. Clinton received 6,521 of them. The other Democratic candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, received 2,533 votes, or 28 percent, considerably lower than his 39 percent take across San Mateo County.

Donald Trump, who has been unopposed in primary elections for the presidency since early May, won 58 percent of the Republican vote (1,748 of 3,040 votes) in the Almanac area. (Mr. Trump did better in San Mateo County as a whole, winning 67 percent of the Republican votes.)

Filling in the rest of the Republican field were Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 34 percent in the Almanac area, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 5.5 percent and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 2 percent. Scattered among the precincts throughout the county were votes for former Virginia Republican governor Jim Gilmore.

Ms. Clinton did less well countywide, winning 60 percent of the Democratic vote, compared with 39 percent for Sen. Sanders. Five other Democratic candidates split the remaining 1 percent.

The Democratic party, in this primary election, accepted ballots from voters registered as "decline-to-state," but those voters had to request a Democratic party ballot. In the Republican primary, by contrast, only registered Republicans could vote.

Community counts

In Atherton, Ms. Clinton received 653 Democratic votes compared with 411 Republican votes for Mr. Trump.

Of the seven precincts in Atherton, election results show Ms. Clinton with significantly more votes than Mr. Trump in all but one: West Atherton between Atherton Avenue and the border of Redwood City, where Mr. Trump had five more votes than Ms. Clinton.

In Woodside, Ms. Clinton received 724 Democratic votes to Mr. Trump's 352 Republican votes. Ms. Clinton's vote totals were significantly higher than Mr. Trump's in all but two of Woodside's eight precincts, and there the margins were one or two votes.

Portola Valley voters showed strong support for Ms. Clinton, casting 904 votes compared with 245 for Mr. Trump. In all Portola Valley three precincts, Mr. Trump's totals never got past double digits.

Ms. Clinton trounced Mr. Trump in Menlo Park, with 3,939 votes to his 703. In a rough calculation, Mr. Trump did not appear to get totals that came within 25 percent of Ms. Clinton's totals in any of Menlo Park's 24 precincts.

Mr. Sanders had his best showing in Menlo Park, with 1,666 votes, which was 30 percent of the Democratic vote total.

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Posted by SMC
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Jun 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Too bad for Trump - his national total may well reflect local results the way his campaign is tanking.

To paraphrase Animal House (apprpriately)...

"Out of money and drunk with narcissism is no way to run a campaign "

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Posted by Book of Face
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jun 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Trump runs a campaign comparable to the Animal House frat?

Uh, yeah.

Definitely broke. Can't retain talent. Will be drunk and disorderly by the end? Yeah.

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Posted by homo sapiens
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm

No one is contributing to the Scampaigner-in-chief, Donald Trump.

GOP operative Rick Wilson:

You could hear the sound of their checkbooks closing tight. ... They don't want to have to throw good money after bad in a campaign with a guy who's not prepared to run, a guy who's not serious about running, and a guy who's frankly using this to build up his brand and enrich his company.


AP: The Associated Press says that since it began, the Trump campaign has spent more than $6 million on Trump companies, products or venues.

Probably making the red hats in China, at the same factory he made Trump suits in, or in Turkey, where Trump ties came from.

Heaven knows where the Trumpsteaks really came from!


what a brand!

(wow - wotta scam!)

NPR Web Link

1,748 votes. Have you talked to anyone locally who has publicly admitted for voting for Trump?

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Posted by Pete's Harbor
a resident of another community
on Jun 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm

I have not spoken to a person who admits voting for Trump. Kind of the dirty little secret on the shelf in the closet.

See Binkleys father in Bloom County 2015 on fb.

Opus! Meadow Party!

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Posted by homo sapiens
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Nice summation of another of Trump's scams, bilking folks that believed in him (fools never learn, just look at the GOP.)

"While his companies’ frequent trips to bankruptcy court are well known, there's another reason people might question his business acumen: One of his most high-profile companies was the first U.S. corporation to be accused of using "pro forma" accounting to exaggerate results and mislead investors.

Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, a once publicly traded company whose shares dropped more than 90% when the firm sought bankruptcy protection, was charged in 2002 by the Securities and Exchange Commission..."

"It would be highly surprising if he (Donald Trump) wouldn't have known what was transpiring. This is the exact issue a chairman would demand to know. This is material information he has a duty to know," Stoltmann says. "The buck stops with the chairman."

Web Link

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Posted by Caroline V.
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jun 25, 2016 at 11:35 am

Please watch youtube videos explaining the "election fraud in Democratic Primaries.

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Posted by Stop the Trolls
a resident of another community
on Jun 25, 2016 at 4:22 pm

@Caroline V. -- Conspiracy nonsense? Really?

And people wonder why some Bernie Sanders supporters have the reputation that they have.

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Posted by homo sapiens
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 26, 2016 at 6:37 pm

The number of Republicans that have publicly announced they refuse to vote for Trump grows and grows.

Add to that the Republican politicians who refuse to endorse or even speak kindly about Trump.

The Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader both refuse to endorse the leader of the Republican Party.

Majority Leader McConnell even refused today to say that Trump was even qualified to be President.

The leader of the GOP isn't qualified to be president according to GOP politicians!

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Posted by homo sapiens
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm

"Please watch youtube videos explaining the "election fraud in Democratic Primaries."

For similar amusement, google "election fraud in REPUBLICAN Primaries." Many good stories there, as well. Not even counting Ted Cruz's primary shenanigans.

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Posted by Yay beer
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jun 27, 2016 at 9:27 pm

Google Republican or gop voter suppression


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Posted by homo sapiens
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 29, 2016 at 8:47 am

Real Clear Politics AVERAGE of polls to date: Clinton has a 6.2% lead nationally. Swing state polls are mixed, but given that Trump essentially needs to run the table in swing states, Clinton holds a commanding lead.

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HuffPo average shows Clinton up 7% nationally.

This is a commanding lead for the time period - pre-conventions, and with Dems barely starting to solidify.

Where are the 2012 "Skewers" and apologists? Perhaps they are going to try to tell us that a divided GOP convention is good for the candidate.

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Posted by homo sapiens
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jun 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Even Red States are ready to turn Blue because of how bad Trump is doing. Georgia. North Carolina. Missouri. Check it out.

. . . . 6/30 6/10 5/12
US C+7 C+4.6 C+3.6

AZ (11) C+1 C+1 C+3.5

FL (29) C+6 C+1.6 C+4.3
GA (16) T+3 T+4.2 T+5
IA (6) C+4 C+4 C+4
MI (16) C+8 C+8.3 C+10.5
MO (10) T+3 T+5 T+7
NM (5) N/A N/A N/A
NC (15) TIED T+1 C+3.3
NV (6) N/A N/A N/A
NH (4) C+6 C+6.5 C+9.8
OH (18) C+3 C+1.4 C+3
PA (20) C+4.4 C+4 C+7
VA (13) C+3.2 C+4.3 C+13
WI (10) C+9.5 C+11.6 C+11.5

If Trump makes it out of the convention alive, the GOP is dead.

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Posted by Stan
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Oh my lawdy!

Gingrich as VP?

Trump, pick a loser and you ARE a loser.

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