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Where creating 'One City' will require some work

These are the 15 precincts where Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray did not win a majority of the votes cast, according to unofficial returns:

  1. Precinct 130 -- West Capitol Hill (Ward 6) -- 40.8 percent
  2. Precinct 9 -- Spring Valley (Ward 3) -- 43.4 percent
  3. Precinct 5 -- East Georgetown (Ward 2) -- 43.7 percent
  4. Precinct 12 -- Massachusetts Avenue Heights (Ward 3) -- 44.9 percent
  5. Precinct 7 -- Foxhall Village/Senate Heights (Ward 3) -- 45 percent
  6. Precinct 90 -- Barracks Row (Ward 6) -- 45.5 percent
  7. Precinct 8 -- Palisades (Ward 3) -- 45.8 percent
  8. Precinct 6 -- West Georgetown (Ward 2) -- 45.9 percent
  9. Precinct 89 -- Central Capitol Hill (Ward 6) -- 46.3 percent
  10. Precinct 52 -- Chevy Chase (Ward 4) -- 46.5 percent
  11. Precinct 51 -- Chevy Chase (Ward 4) -- 47.1 percent
  12. Precinct 11 -- Glover Park (Ward 3) -- 47.4 percent
  13. Precinct 88 -- Lincoln Park (Ward 6) -- 48.6 percent
  14. Precinct 84 -- North Capitol Hill (Ward 6) -- 49.4 percent
  15. Precinct 16 -- Logan Circle (Ward 2) -- 49.7 percent

And here's 10 precincts where Gray saw the least opposition:

  1. Precinct 124 -- Washington Highlands (Ward 8) -- 97.2 percent
  2. Precinct 92 -- Eastland Gardens (Ward 7) -- 96.3 percent
  3. Precinct 119 -- Anacostia (Ward 8) -- 96.0 percent
  4. Precinct 125 -- Washington Highlands (Ward 8) -- 96.0 percent
  5. Precinct 98 -- Deanwood (Ward 7) -- 95.8 percent
  6. Precinct 116 -- Shipley Terrace (Ward 8) -- 95.6 percent
  7. Precinct 76 -- Ivy City (Ward 5) -- 95.4 percent
  8. Precinct 101 -- River Terrace (Ward 7) -- 95.4 percent
  9. Precinct 102 -- Benning (Ward 7) -- 95.2 percent
  10. Precinct 103 -- Benning Heights (Ward 7) -- 95.1 percent

By Mike DeBonis  | November 3, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  DCision 2010, The District, Vincent Gray  
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Comments

For those who thought Gray was going to be different than Fenty, you only have to look at his transition team. None is from the communities that supported him most.

Posted by: topryder1 | November 4, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Debonis:

I think you have the spin of the story in reverse.

Mr. Gray has been a successful public servant, including his recent services as Chairman of the Council.

The headline of the story should read:

"A list of the precints that need to get on board".

Posted by: gordonbundy | November 4, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Note that all of the anti-Gray, pro-Fenty neighborhoods are ultra-wealthy. That's what this election was about: the rich, versus the not-rich. That's where Fenty went wrong, in serving the rich folks, while neglecting the rest. His diehard supporters ought to be embarrassed by this correlation.

Posted by: jamckay | November 4, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Note that all of the anti-Gray, pro-Fenty neighborhoods are ultra-wealthy. That's what this election was about: the rich, versus the not-rich. That's where Fenty went wrong, in serving the rich folks, while neglecting the rest. His diehard supporters ought to be embarrassed by this correlation.

Posted by: jamckay | November 4, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Sorry about the double posting. First "submit" got an error message.

Posted by: jamckay | November 4, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

@jamckay: another way to look at it is those are the areas with the voters with the highest levels of education.

Posted by: CapHillCW | November 4, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Also consider the many more precincts in wards 2,3, and 6 that did not give fenty a majority vote - and consider that many who did vote for Fenty are Reupublicans.

Posted by: efavorite | November 4, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

In ward 3, only 5 of the 17 precincts voted over 50% for the write-in. That's less than a 1/3 in the most consistently white ward.

CaphillCW - another way to look at it, especially in Ward 3 - is that is where more people are influenced by the washington post and fewer people have direct experience with the school system.

In terms of the effects of education, the results of the general election show that a majority of "educated" voters in ward 3 went for Gray.

Posted by: efavorite | November 4, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

About Glover Park: The long-organized and Stoddert community, long organized, pushed Fenty. Alan Lew got the jam-packed 75 year old school in which kids had long been in 1/2 US-standard space doubled and the adjacent rec facility redone in 15 months. Very heavily scheduled and utilized community facilities. So, why should not a large fraction not vote some loyalty to Fenty?
Hang around Stoddert, people, it's socioeconomically and ethnically diverse as Hell.

Posted by: incredulous | November 4, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Fyi @jamckay -
More work was done in ward's 7 and 8 then the "rich" areas that you are citing.
Please note, that already he has hired 2 people with tax issues, and has not, as mentioned above, supported any hires from the Wards you mention that Mayor Fenty neglected.

As a Fenty supporter, I am not embarrassed, but very happy that 23% of the vote showed support for Mr Fenty and the work that he has done, and what we would like to see continue.

Personally, I am very proud of his work for 4 years, and this city has been very fortunate.

Posted by: pdv1 | November 4, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

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