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Old 09-11-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Plus, they were blue because of their beloved Governor for so many years. When Rockerfeller left the blue part started to crumble. Heck, look at AR, we still have more registered Democrats and yet, for the first time in history all but one federal elected rep is a Republican and that one could go next time.

NIta
Wasn't Rockefeller the Sen from West Virginia?
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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Do you think it's because of everything that has happen after that election? Think of the recall elections, too.

I have a question for the politicos. Since the number of electorals is important why is it that some states that don't have a large number of electorals are key states? We always hear about Iowa and I think, Ohio. Of course, CA and FL are always big. But, what about NY, NC and some of the others with fairly large electorals?

Why is Iowa with only 7 electoral votes always so important?
FAir enough... Now tell me.. How many of the recall elections have been successful in Wisconsin? How many democrat seats were gained through them?
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Texas likely republican?
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Is this a map that shows both Senate and House? If not, the MD number is incorrect from the get-go. We have 8 House seats, not 10. And although the Democrat dominated re-destricting committee is striving mightily to deprive one of the two Republican House members his seat, drawing a map that will pass Court of Appeals review is nearly impossible (the same thing was tried 10 years ago and the Court drew the districts). Add to the mix the demand that a third majority/minority district be designed and MD has issues. That m/m seat will either come out of Minority Whip Hoyer's district or one in the Baltimore suburbs represented by Dutch Ruppersberger. That district was drawn 10 years ago to specifically deny Republicans a seat. It had previously been been held by Bob Ehrlich who became Governor in 2002 and prior to that by Helen Bentley. Both moderate Republicans.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Is this a map that shows both Senate and House? If not, the MD number is incorrect from the get-go. We have 8 House seats, not 10. And although the Democrat dominated re-destricting committee is striving mightily to deprive one of the two Republican House members his seat, drawing a map that will pass Court of Appeals review is nearly impossible (the same thing was tried 10 years ago and the Court drew the districts). Add to the mix the demand that a third majority/minority district be designed and MD has issues. That m/m seat will either come out of Minority Whip Hoyer's district or one in the Baltimore suburbs represented by Dutch Ruppersberger. That district was drawn 10 years ago to specifically deny Republicans a seat. It had previously been been held by Bob Ehrlich who became Governor in 2002 and prior to that by Helen Bentley. Both moderate Republicans.
the electoral votes per State are total # of Reps(8) + the (2) senators = 10.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Wasn't Rockefeller the Sen from West Virginia?
He was first the governor of WV from maybe the mid 70s until the mid 80s. then he did become a senator. For quite a few years he enfluenced the state because he was so loved. Now, they have become more conservative and lean toward the right. Like AR, the state probably was always red in thinking but not in vothing.

Nita
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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the electoral votes per State are total # of Reps(8) + the (2) senators = 10.

Ok. Jumped ahead to representation, not Electoral College. Brain fart will be the excuse I shall use.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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Of course California is a safe D state.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Of course California is a safe D state.
California is firmly under the control of the Bolsheviks. In the 2010 elections, while most of the nation rejected and rolled back the forces of Marxism, California embraced them even further. The state is so far left that if Hugo Chavez or even Kim Jong Il ran for public office they would get elected.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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I think Pawlenty's endorsement of Romney is very significant to the map more than likely, but only if he gets the nomination of course.
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