The KC region is Obama country
The Kansas City Star
The votes have been counted and guess who got the most votes for president in the six-county area in the red states of Missouri and Kansas?
Hint: It wasn’t Mitt Romney.
Instead, it was President Barack Obama.
Yes, the margin was narrow: 411,608 votes to 409,316, or a margin of 50.14 to 49.84 of those votes cast.
But the victory by Obama pokes a big hole in the notion that the Kansas City area is a heavily conservative one, that anyone daring to speak a liberal thought is “out of step” with the region.
The totals show that Obama crushed Romney in the Kansas City portion in Jackson County, getting 77 percent of the vote, and in Wyandotte County with 67 percent of the vote.
Romney posted margins of a 57 percent victory in Johnson County, 56 percent in Platte County, 53 percent in Jackson County (outside KC) and Clay County, and of 63 percent in Cass County.