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Old 11-11-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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This is a far more accurate demographic representation...

The solid red areas are pretty much devoid of people....
That one is great. Shows that the country is not red or blue, but most places are some shade of purple.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Zelva, I have driven through a lot of that red, there isn't many people who live in those areas, so all that map tells me is that people in rural areas tend to lean Republican....though it also shows me where most people in this country live goes blue. So that sounds good to me.
I wasn't aware Monmouth and Ocean Counties in your state were rural. Learn something new every day.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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Zelva, I have driven through a lot of that red, there isn't many people who live in those areas, so all that map tells me is that people in rural areas tend to lean Republican....though it also shows me where most people in this country live goes blue. So that sounds good to me.
A lot of that blue is rural. In fact, most of the blue is rural area.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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That mostly-red map would actually matter if cows and tumbleweeds could vote. But they can't.

It is, however, mildly interesting to see that there were only 3 states out of the 48 depicted where every county went for Romney: Utah, West Virginia, and Oklahoma. Likewise, only 3 states went entirely for Obama: Vermont, Mass., and RI.
Much of the Atlanta area went Romney, as did Phoenix, Tarrant County (Fort Worth) and many other suburban areas (Cabarrus County, NC, etc.)
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Offering for your perusal an interesting website that presents the 2012 election results as cartograms, which give a much more accurate picture of the demographics of this elections.

For example:


The above is a typical map of the results of the 2012 election.
There are more maps on the website - some broken down to county levels. Election maps

The country is not nearly as 'red' as Republicans would like for us to think.....
In other words - liberals have to resort to distorting maps to gain any traction - just as they do with the truth - bend and twist it to make it "fit" their ideology.

Isn't it interesting that in either case - they are rarely successful in substance - but can borrow the gullible minds of a few to occasionally win an election?

Pretty dishonest - if you ask me.

Why do people vote for these liberal clowns?
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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I like this one - geo-graphics.



A Sea of Red.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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This is a far more accurate demographic representation...

The solid red areas are pretty much devoid of people....
And the solid blue areas are high crime areas full of illiteracy, illegitimacy, and murderous violence.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I wasn't aware Monmouth and Ocean Counties in your state were rural. Learn something new every day.
You do realize I was raised in Virginia, Spent my adult years in the Northwest, primarily Portland, Oregon, and have only been in northern New Jersey since May and haven't been farther south than roughly Newark yet? So yeah, maybe you should first ask the question before making a dumb remark like this.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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A lot of that blue is rural. In fact, most of the blue is rural area.
I didn't realize our urban cities were actually rural areas? I am not saying rural areas only go red, I am saying rural areas tend to be less populated so when someone says "look at all that red area," my response tends to be "look at how few amount of people living in those red areas."
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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And the solid blue areas are high crime areas full of illiteracy, illegitimacy, and murderous violence.
Did not realize how incredibly dangerous Vermont was, perhaps you can Enlighten me?
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