Bloomberg by the Numbers: 2,216,903

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Voters at a polling station in the garage of the Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters on Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles.

That’s how many votes President Barack Obama received in Los Angeles County, California, in the Nov. 6 election, or 70 percent of the total vote in the nation’s most populous county.

The president won more votes in Los Angeles County than he did in 42 states including North Carolina (2,178,391) and New Jersey (2,122,786). The Obama votes in Los Angeles County exceeded the combined vote total for the president in 10 small-population states and the District of Columbia.

There were 9.89 million people in Los Angeles County in 2011, according to a Census Bureau estimate. More than one in four Californians live in the county, which includes Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale and Santa Clarita.

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