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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:10 PM

Middle-class, largely white suburb, gives Obama the lead on election night. [View all]

The demographics of the area I reside in, go against the meme that Obama was elected, because he appeals mainly to poor and/or minority voters. The racial makeup of the city is approximately 95% White, 2% African American, 0.50% Native American, 2% Asian and about 1.5% of the population is Hispanic or Latino, and so on.

There are roughly 10,000 households in the area. 50% are married couples living together and 30% have children under the age of 18. However, there is a large retirement population as well.

The median income for a household in the area is roughly 55K, and the median income for a family is roughly $60K. The per capita income is about $25K. About 3% of families, and 4% of the population are below the poverty line.

And ... OBAMA WON big! In some precincts he won by more than ten points.

Explain that, Faux News lovin' racists!

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