When President-elect Donald Trump spends Thanksgiving at his second home in Palm Beach, he’ll be among supporters.
Voters in the town of Palm Beach sided 54.3 percent with Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election. And Trump carried precinct 7154, which includes his Mar-a-Lago Club, with 63.9 percent of the vote, according to precinct results recently released by the Palm Beach County elections office. Trump himself is registered to vote in New York.
Republicans have better than a 2-to-1 registration advantage over Democrats in the town of Palm Beach, 47.6 percent to 23.6 percent.
Democrats have a lopsided registration edge in Palm Beach County, 42.6 percent to 28.3 percent. Clinton carried the county with 56.6 percent while Trump won Florida and its coveted 29 electoral votes by a 49-to-47.8 percent margin.
Turnout was 77.4 percent in the Mar-a-Lago precinct and in the town of Palm Beach as a whole, compared to 74.6 percent countywide and 74.5 percent statewide.
Palm Beachers were less enthusiastic about Trump than they were about Mitt Romney in 2012. Romney got 65.5 percent in the town and 78 percent in precinct 7154.