We notice that Botetourt County’s numbers aren’t up yet on the State Board of Elections site. But we have them, and here they are:
Romney margin of 7,022 there is markedly ahead of the 5,778 margin that McCain took there in 2008.
This fits a pattern we’ve seen tonight, of Romney running ahead, sometimes well ahead, of McCain’s margins in predominately white rural areas in the state.
The question: Will that margin withstand Obama’s margins in more urban parts of the state?