There Is No Political Majority in Trumansburg
I went down to the Tompkins County Board of Elections this week, and picked up some fresh voter data to sift through. There is no specific code in the voter database for people who are residents of the Village of Trumansburg, so it took a little fiddling, but I found the following surprising information about the political affiliation of Trumansburg residents:
As of this week, there is no political majority in Trumansburg. Oh, the Democrats come awfully close, but they don’t quite make it. The Democrats have the most members in Trumansburg of any registered political party, at 49.7 percent, but being just under the 50 percent mark, that doesn’t constitute an actual majority. Republicans in Trumansburg make up 25.7 percent of registered voters. Voters registered with no political party at all make up 19.2 percent. The remaining 5.4 percent of registered voters come from a variety of small parties lines, like the Green Party or the Conservative Party.
Keep in mind that there is always a bit of a lag when it comes to voter registration. Last year, for example, I re-registered from Democrat to no political party, but that switch isn’t yet shown in the records.