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Frustrated cities

Eighty-two percent of Manhattan voters cast their ballot for John Kerry. This article describes how disconsolate these voters are over the rest of the country's preference for George W. Bush. Well, not exactly the rest of the country--voters in other big cities wanted to get rid of Bush, too. In Chicago, 81 percent of voters favored Kerry. Atlanta voters went for Kerry by 73 percent; Denver voters by 70 percent, and even in mega-suburb Los Angeles, 63 percent of voters preferred John Kerry.

There were exceptions, of course. Harris County, Texas (Houston) went for Bush 55/45.

We have a dramatic rural/urban divide in this country.