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February 11, 2013 2:03 am

Analyst: Obama Lost Some 5000 Votes in Heavily Jewish Florida Districts

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President Obama en route to Palm Beach International Airport in Palm Beach, Fla., July 20, 2012. Photo: White House.

Palm Beach Post – President Barack Obama easily carried Democrat-tilted Palm Beach County in November, but he got 11,555 fewer votes than in 2008. About half of that drop-off can be attributed to Democrats in 45 “very Jewish” precincts who appear to have crossed party lines and voted for Mitt Romney, a numbers-cruncher for the county Democratic Party says.

Richard Ingman, a retired chief financial officer who serves as the local party’s director of data and statistics, included that estimate in a report on the 2012 elections at last Thursday’s Democratic Executive Committee meeting.

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  • Jerry Hersch

    There may be 210,000 Jews in Palm Beach County-about 80%,165-170,000 of voting age.

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