What do Hialeah and Lighthouse Point have in common? Both went big for Mitt Romney.
The working class enclave in Miami-Dade and the well-heeled waterfront village in Broward each claimed the title of their county’s top Romney cities in last week’s election. The GOP nominee won Hialeah by about 5,100 votes and Lighthouse Point by a margin of 2,275 votes.
The Republican didn’t come close to carrying either county, of course, so South Florida’s “red” cities were very much in the minority for this presidential cycle. President Barack Obama’s top city in Miami-Dade was Miami, which he won by 122,000 votes. His best in Broward: Miramar, with a margin of about 30,000 votes.
Take a look at the tables and analysis by Douglas Hanks here.