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How Hyde Park and Its Neighbors Voted This Election Cycle

Hyde Park, as per usual, was solidly blue this election.

Let’s keep everything in perspective: the results in Hyde Park, Kenwood, and a few surrounding precincts were very strong for Hillary Clinton. She registered more than 89 percent of the vote in every precinct. In many precincts, as much or more support was registered for third parties as on the Republican ticket.  

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But there is some evidence of softening here. Gone are the precincts that registered more than 99 percent support for favorite son Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Voter turnout dropped dramatically at times (in the Seventh Precinct of the Fifth Ward, it dropped by 28.77 percent), an indication, perhaps, of the drop in enthusiasm that dogged her across the country. 

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