The election results from JP held few surprises: The neighborhood went for all the incumbent Democrats.
There were three ballot questions this election. And JP bucked the state trend by voting in favor of physician-assisted suicide. We also voted in favor of medical marijuana by a higher margin than the rest of Massachusetts.
If you're interested in how this all played out at the precinct level, please visit this Google Doc spreadsheet. The formatting would be a bit of nightmare if I tried to present it directly in this space.
I've also attached the various charts as images -- but be warned they might be too small to read. Your best best is to visit the Google Doc spreadsheet.
If you're not sure what precinct you are in, you can jog your memory with this nifty widget at the City of Boston Website.
Here's some of what jumped out at me examining the precinct-by-precinct numbers.
- Republican Mitt Romney did best in Moss Hill (Ward 19, Precinct 2), getting 377 votes to President Barack Obama's 877.
- The same was true in the U.S. Senate race: Republican Senator Scott Brown did best in Moss Hill. He took 437 votes to victor Elizabeth Warren's 842.
- There's been some grousing in JP about us getting split between the 7th and 8th Congressional District. But that didn't stop up from voting heavily in favor of both Democratic incumbents: Congressmen Mike Capuano in the 7th and Stephen Lynch in the 8th.
- The assisted suicide ballot question provoked an interesting dynamic: Four JP precincts went against the overall JP trend and rejected "death by dignity." They were the Mission Hill precincts of Ward 10, Precincts 6 and 7 and the nearby Egleston Square precincts of Ward 11-4 and 5. There is a cluster of nursing homes in 10-6 and 10-7, whose residents may have voted against the measure. Why Egleston Square would vote against, I'm not sure.
Hard-core political types: Take a look at these precinct-by-precinct numbers and share your comments.