Unlike the Nation, Saline Voted Clinton

 11/09/2016 - 19:07

Republican Donald Trump appears to be losing the popular vote even though he’s won the electoral college. And though Trump won the electoral college, he’s only up by 12,000 votes in Michigan with about four percent of the votes still uncounted.

In Saline, however, it wasn’t close. Democrat Hillary Clinton trumped her Republican rival. In the City of Saline, Clinton won handily, 2,991 to 1,994.

Trump did carry some parts of the Saline area. He won both Saline precincts in York Township. He won one of two Saline precincts in Lodi Township. He also won Saline Township. But Clinton carried all three Pittsfield Township precincts in the Saline Area.

In the end, in the precincts that make up the Saline Area Schools district, Clinton soundly defeated Trump, 10,268 to 7,825.

By the time all of the votes are counted, the difference in Saline might have been the difference in turning Michigan for Clinton.

Either way, it won’t change anything.

  Trump Clinton
City of Saline 1 664 988
City of Saline 2 554 839
City of Saline 3 776 1164
Lodi 1 721 646
Lodi 2 765 778
Pittsfield 1 522 1318
Pittsfield 8 986 1256
Pittsfield 9 747 1534
Saline Township 651 488
York 2 818 690
York 3 621 567
Total 7825 10268

Saline appears more out of step with the rest of America than it was in 2012. In 2012, when Americans chose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, so did Saline. But it was by a smaller margin, 2,673 – 2,371, than the one Clinton enjoyed in the city this year. The same is true all over the district.

Meanwhile, voter turnout was incredible. Turnout at local precincts ranged from 70 percent (Saline Township) to 84.8 percent (York Precinct 3).

  2016 2012 2008
City of Saline 1 73.2 52.2 55.3
City of Saline 2 76.4 48.8 51.1
City of Saline 3 75.8 58.1 59
Lodi 1 82.1 59.3 54.7
Lodi 2 82.4 53.4 56
Pittsfield 1 72.2 50.5 54.7
Pittsfield 8 77.5 55.8 60.9
Pittsfield 9 77.5 50 53
Saline Township 70 70.7 77.7
York 2 82.3 59.1 62.5
York 3 84.8 54.9 59.6
Tran Longmoore
Tran Longmoore is owner of The Saline Post. Email him at tran@thesalinepost.com or call him at 734-272-6294

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Tran Longmoore is owner of The Saline Post. Email him at tran@thesalinepost.com or call him at 734-272-6294

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