Clinton lost many areas of Spokane County that were won by Obama

Which goes back to what I said at the beginning: Clinton lost the election because Obama’s supporters bailed on her. 

The nationwide decline in support for Hillary Clinton compared to Barack Obama four years ago is evident locally.

A computer-assisted analysis of voting patterns in the past three presidential elections shows Clinton lost some of the support Obama had in north Spokane and parts of the Spokane Valley. Republican Donald Trump also received significantly more votes out of some Valley and rural precincts than his GOP predecessors John McCain or Mitt Romney.

To determine how the presidential vote in Spokane County shifted, The Spokesman-Review analyzed the precinct results for 2008, 2012 and 2016 to look for patterns in the differences between the votes for the Republican and Democratic nominees in each of the county’s 335 precincts.

The 2008 and 2012 numbers are certified final results; the numbers for this year will be completed this week, but county officials said last week they have only about 25 ballots to process.

Via the Spokesman Review