Macon may have led the country in percentage of Obama vote

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A longtime civil rights attorney and
Democratic Party leader says he believes Alabama's Macon County led
the nation in the percentage of votes cast for President-elect
Barack Obama.

Obama received 86.9 percent of the votes in Macon to 12.8 percent for Republican John McCain on Nov. 4.

Tuskegee attorney Fred Gray says he believes that was the best
showing for Obama in any county in the country.

The 2000 Census showed Macon County was about 85 percent black
and had one of the highest percentage of minorities in the country.

The county traditionally votes for Democratic candidates by a large
margin.

Democrat John Kerry won in Macon County in 2004 with 82.9 percent of the votes.


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