July 8, 2014

I'm guessing that the RNC holding the Republican National Convention in Cleveland isn't going to change any minds. But at least they can drink beer and see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Republican Party is heading straight into enemy territory with its decision to hold the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Just how much historically has Cleveland and Cuyahoga County favored the Democrats? Consider these numbers:

The last Republican presidential candidate to carry Cuyahoga County was Richard Nixon in 1972.

The last Republican to win a Cleveland mayoral election was George Voinovich in 1985.

The 69.4 percent of the Cuyahoga County vote won by Barack Obama in 2012 was higher than any other county in Ohio.

The margin of victory for Obama over Mitt Romney in Cuyahoga County (256,613 votes) two years ago was big enough for him to overcome losing Ohio's other 87 counties by a combined 90,341 votes.

The 2012 election marked the fifth straight time the Democrat showing in Cuyahoga County increased. Bill Clinton received 60.8 percent in 1996; Al Gore 62.6 percent in 2000; John Kerry 66.6 percent in 2004; and Obama 68.9 percent in 2008.

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