The margin of victory in Mattapan

The Dorchester Reporter reports Obama won Mattapan 10,451 to 209.

According to city tallies, Obama's highest percentage came in Ward 14, precinct 3 (along the east side of Blue Hill Avenue on either side of Seaver), where he got 99.1% of the vote.

Obama lost just two precincts in the entire city - Ward 6, precinct 9 and Ward 7, Precinct 1, both near Castle Island in South Boston.

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Divide the numbers by 2

I think those numbers are the tallies recorded by the scanners in each precinct, which count the number of sheets fed into them. Since our ballots consisted of two sheets this year, the tallies should be twice the number of actual voters.

Impressive GOTV effort

The Dem's GOTV effort this year was seriously impressive. On top of the 12,000 emails from the national party, I had someone knock on my door Monday and Tuesday night to remind me that yes, Tuesday is voting day, had fliers on my door Sunday-Tuesday night, and got two phone calls from the Warren campaign on Tuesday reminding me to vote.

I've seen the Democrats mobilize in the city before, but never with this level of fury. It dwarfs what they did in 2008, and absolutely blows their efforts in the 2010 senate campaign (where the campaign headquarters just rang busy when I called to see if there was anything I could do) out of the water. Glad to see they can get this kind of turnout when they want to. I just wish they'd done it two years ago, so we could have been spared two years of that damned pickup truck.