HOT BLAST: Obama and votes in Mike Rogers' 'neck of the woods'
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Revisiting a Hot Blast from last week: Mike Rogers pours cold water on notion of Obama impeachment

During a recent meeting with constituents in Lee County, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, was asked the prospects for impeaching President Barack Obama. In short, Rogers' reply was no dice.

 

He went on to say: "The fact is we have to remember the man was elected by the majority of people in this country. I don't understand it. It didn't happen in my neck of the woods, but he was."



That got us thinking. If by "neck of the woods" Rogers means Alabama, his 3rd congressional district or his home of Calhoun County, then it's accurate that the vast majority favored Republican Mitt Romney over Obama. However, at the precinct level the results are less concrete.

Rogers votes at Saks High School, which serves two precincts. In the 2012 presidential election, Romney trounced Obama in voting at the two Saks precincts. Romney has 1,781 votes while Obama collected only 854. However, less than two miles from the Saks precincts sits the Calhoun County Health Department, which is also a polling place. At the Health Department, Obama defeated Romney, 230 votes to 186 votes. Less than three miles from Saks High School is Moore Avenue Church of Christ, a polling place where Obama crushed Romney, 1,023-138. Complete precinct-by-precinct results from Calhoun County are here.

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