What is with "winner takes all" electoral votes. I think with CA & NY already in the bag for Obama gave him approx. 80 electoral votes right out of the gate. I suspect the reason the cities always vote Demoncrat is because that is where the social services are located. When you incorporate into a city you must disperse and manage social services. That is why towns and villages are more appealing visually. Go to the cities' low-income offerings of free food, etc. and bums are always hanging out there.