Today, in the Baltimore Sun there was a graphic of the election results by county nationwide. Of course, the entire Midwest and the South looked as if someone spilled red ink on the page. What's interesting though, is that the states like CA that Kerry did win were Republican red by county too. However, you could see the counties near the large metro areas like the Bay Area and LA were Democrat blue. I think it's a testament to large metropolitan areas generally vote for Democrats.