(Correction: added maps) Kate Brown’s Victory: Another Tale of Two Oregons

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Two Oregons are alive and well.

All Knute Buehler needed to do on Nov. 5 was look at the county-by-county maps of Oregon’s past gubernatorial elections to see that he had a tough row to hoe to become Oregon’s next governor.

Take a look at a map of the 2014 election for governor:

John Kitzhaber: Blue; Dennis Richardson: Red

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And here’s a map of the 2010 election for governor:

John Kitzhaber: Blue; Chris Dudley: Red

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The 2018 election played out in the same pattern, with the Democrat (Kate Brown in this case) carrying Lane, Benton, Lincoln, Clatsop, Washington, Multnomah and Hood River counties.

And, as in the past, Multnomah County really saved the Democrat’s bacon, giving Brown at least 241,524 votes and Buehler only 71,903. That kind of margin for Brown is pretty hard to overcome.

Buehler overwhelmed Brown in counties such as Linn, Douglas, Josephine, Coos, Klamath, Umatilla, Union and Crook, but the voting population of these counties was far too small to swing the election in Buehler’s favor.

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Nov. 6, 2018 Election Results for Governor of Oregon

 

County Brown Buehler Starnes Rpt.
Multnomah
241,524
71,903
5,334
93%
Clackamas
85,679
93,823
4,472
92
Washington
104,056
74,934
4,097
63
Lane
94,957
66,690
5,584
100
Jackson
41,233
50,738
4,126
93
Marion
43,178
50,557
2,799
100
Deschutes
39,050
48,300
2,662
100
Linn
15,894
32,182
2,213
100
Douglas
11,536
31,878
2,421
89
Yamhill
17,274
23,705
1,458
91
Benton
26,023
14,645
1,190
100
Josephine
11,797
23,808
1,679
83
Polk
14,799
18,603
1,033
100
Coos
9,442
16,231
1,263
100
Klamath
6,190
18,863
1,348
91
Lincoln
12,367
9,738
803
100
Umatilla
6,941
14,987
874
100
Clatsop
8,389
7,834
576
100
Columbia
6,582
8,867
679
61
Tillamook
5,569
6,561
458
100
Union
2,854
7,941
439
84
Crook
2,234
8,423
417
88
Curry
4,056
6,365
435
96
Wasco
4,476
5,753
418
100
Hood River
6,286
3,711
263
100
Malheur
2,122
5,960
362
100
Jefferson
2,564
5,427
379
100
Baker
1,557
5,995
345
100
Grant
641
2,919
151
80
Wallowa
1,018
2,511
136
92
Morrow
829
2,510
162
80
Harney
577
2,714
124
67
Lake
415
2,411
141
74
Gilliam
218
690
46
100
Sherman
188
729
32
100
Wheeler
158
593
38
100
Source: New York Times
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