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11/28   http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/in-silicon-valley-technology-talent-gap-threatens-g-o-p-campaigns
        Silicon Valley, an echo chamber for socialists, by socialists.
        \_ You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think
           it means.
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NATE SILVER SAN FRANCISCO - I live in Brooklyn, where President Obama won 81 percent of the vote earlier this month. It's hard to find anywhere in the country that is more Democratic-leaning. Here, Mr Obama won 84 percent of the vote, while Mr Romney took just 13 percent. Even John McCain, who won 14 percent of the vote four years ago, performed slightly better than Mr Romney did. And unlike the New York metropolitan area, where Long Island, the borough of Staten Island and many suburbs in New York and New Jersey remain competitive in presidential elections, it is hard to find any significant pockets of support for Republican candidates in the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Instead, Mr Obama won the nine counties of the Bay Area by margins ranging from 25 percent (in Napa County) to 71 percent (in the city and county of San Francisco). Over all, Mr Obama won the election by 49 percentage points in the Bay Area, more than double his 22-point margin throughout California. Although San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley have long been liberal havens, the rest of the region has not always been so. In 1980, Ronald Reagan won the Bay Area vote over all, along with seven of its nine counties. Republicans have lost every county in the region by a double-digit margin since then. But Democratic margins have become more and more emphatic. Mr Obama's 49-point margin throughout the Bay Area this year was considerably larger than Al Gore's 34-point win in 2000, for example, or Bill Clinton's 31-point win in 1992. Even without the Bay Area's vote, Democrats would still be favored to win California by solid margins. The reason is that Democrats' strength in the region is hard to separate out from the growth of its core industry -- information technology - and the advantage that having access to the most talented individuals working in the field could provide to Democratic campaigns. Companies like Google and Apple do not have their own precincts on Election Day. That means that Mr Obama took almost 97 percent of the money between the two major candidates. Apple employees gave 91 percent of their dollars to Mr Obama. At eBay, Mr Obama took 89 percent of the money from employees. most admired companies," Mr Obama raised 83 percent of the funds between the two major party candidates. Mr Obama's popularity among the staff at these companies holds even for those which are not headquartered in California. So did 77 percent of those at IBM, which is based in Armonk, NY It does not require an algorithm to deduce that the sort of employees who might be willing to donate substantial money to a political campaign might also be those who would consider working for it. Mr Romney's get-out-the-vote application, Project Orca, is widely viewed as having failed on Election Day, perhaps contributing to a disappointing Republican turnout. This is not intended to absolve Mr Romney and his campaign entirely. There were undoubtedly many bright and talented information technology professionals who worked for Mr Romney, and who might have implemented a better product given better management. Even if only 10 percent or 20 percent of elite information technology professionals would consider working for a Republican like Mr Romney, this is still a reasonably large talent pool to draw from. But Democrats are drawing from a much larger group of potential staff and volunteers in Silicon Valley. Perhaps a different type of Republican candidate, one whose views on social policy are more in line with the tolerant and multicultural values of the Bay Area, and the youthful cultures of the leading companies here, could gather more support among information technology professionals. Ron Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican, raised about $42,000 from Google employees, considerably more than Mr Romney did. This post has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: November 28, 2012 An earlier version of this post misidentified the publisher of a list of most admired information technology companies. post&posall=TopAd,Bar1,Position1,Position1B,Top5,SponLink,MiddleRi ght,Box1,Box3,Box3A,Bottom3,Right5A,Right6A,Right7A,Right8A,Middle1C,Bo ttom7,Bottom8,Bottom9,Header1,Header2,Header3,Inv1,Inv2,CcolumnSS,Middl e4,Left1B,Frame6A,Left2,Left3,Left4,Left5,Left6,Left7,Left8,Left9,JMNow 1,JMNow2,JMNow3,JMNow4,JMNow5,JMNow6,Feature1,Spon3,ADX_CLIENTSIDE,Spon Link2&pos=SponLink2&query=qstring&keywords=? post&posall=TopAd,Bar1,Position1,Position1B,Top5,SponLink,MiddleRi ght,Box1,Box3,Box3A,Bottom3,Right5A,Right6A,Right7A,Right8A,Middle1C,Bo ttom7,Bottom8,Bottom9,Header1,Header2,Header3,Inv1,Inv2,CcolumnSS,Middl e4,Left1B,Frame6A,Left2,Left3,Left4,Left5,Left6,Left7,Left8,Left9,JMNow 1,JMNow2,JMNow3,JMNow4,JMNow5,JMNow6,Feature1,Spon3,ADX_CLIENTSIDE,Spon Link2&pos=Position1&query=qstring&keywords=? post&posall=TopAd,Bar1,Position1,Position1B,Top5,SponLink,MiddleRi ght,Box1,Box3,Box3A,Bottom3,Right5A,Right6A,Right7A,Right8A,Middle1C,Bo ttom7,Bottom8,Bottom9,Header1,Header2,Header3,Inv1,Inv2,CcolumnSS,Middl e4,Left1B,Frame6A,Left2,Left3,Left4,Left5,Left6,Left7,Left8,Left9,JMNow 1,JMNow2,JMNow3,JMNow4,JMNow5,JMNow6,Feature1,Spon3,ADX_CLIENTSIDE,Spon Link2&pos=XXL&query=qstring&keywords=? post&posall=TopAd,Bar1,Position1,Position1B,Top5,SponLink,MiddleRi ght,Box1,Box3,Box3A,Bottom3,Right5A,Right6A,Right7A,Right8A,Middle1C,Bo ttom7,Botto...