Much has been said about Barack Obama’s under-reported results from the February 5 presidential primaries in New York, particularly about the instances in which he was initially estimated to have received zero votes in some election districts.
Official results from the city Board of Elections, released just now, show an increase in overall vote totals for both Obama and Clinton.
According to my math, Obama gained about 10,000 votes in Brooklyn, 16,000 in Manhattan, about 6,000 in Queens. Clinton gained 6,000 in Brooklyn and the Bronx each, 14,000 in Manhattan, and about 1,000 on Staten Island.
And Clinton (still) won a symbolically significant victory in Charlie Rangel’s congressional district in Harlem, with an official count of 60,573 votes to Obama’s 53,165. (She lost in each of the other majority-
minorityAfrican-American districts in the city.)