Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 | midnight
While Nevada's five electoral votes went to Democrat Barack Obama this year, Boulder City voted for the Republican candidate in the presidential election, just as it did four years ago, but by a slightly smaller margin.
About 42 percent of Boulder City voters chose Obama, and 58 percent picked Republican John McCain, according to precinct-by-precinct breakdowns done by the Clark County Elections Department.
In the 2004 election, only 40 percent of Boulder City voters cast ballots for Democrat John Kerry, and 60 percent voted for President George W. Bush.
Democratic voter registration was up 5 percent this year, to one-third of the town's registered voters.
This year, only one precinct showed a majority for Obama: 1004, a section east of U.S. 93, north of Nevada Way and west of Georgia Boulevard.
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