According to the Washington Post, Obama's LA County margin of victory over McCain, which exceeded a million votes, fell just 4,091 votes short of his million-plus victory in Cook County, where he lives. The margin in Manhattan was a mere 411,000 and in San Francisco, just 168,000. This nifty interactive map tells the story. Related LA Observed post.
* In Saturday's LA Times, Tim Rutten does the numbers.