Tempe, Ahwatukee Foothills and south Scottsdale were the only East Valley areas that were the least bit hospitable to Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, an analysis by the Tribune shows.
President Bush handily carried almost every precinct throughout the East Valley, according to the precinct-byprecinct breakdown based on results from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.
East Valley voters also gave the nod to two controversial ballot propositions. Breakdowns by legislative district show Proposition 400, the countywide transportation tax extension, passed in every one.
Every legislative district in the East Valley except for District 17, which includes most of Tempe and south Scottsdale, also passed Proposition 200, the initiative aimed at clamping down on state benefits for illegal immigrants.
In the presidential race, Bush won almost every East Valley precinct except for those in the area generally bounded by Indian School Road on the north, Elliott Road on the south, South Mountain Park on the west and McClintock Drive on the east. Bush’s victories throughout the East Valley were lopsided, often winning precincts by three and four times the votes garnered by the Democrat.