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Old 01-27-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Lots of new blue counties....just noticed that there were only 5 counties on the ENTIRE west coast that voted for McCain.


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Old 01-27-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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Evidently, every county in New Hampshire voted majority for Obama!! I thought NH was considered a swing state.

I wonder what the correlation is, at least culturally, between New England, and the slow transformation of one party Democrat rule, over the past 25 years? In most cases, I cite demographics, i.e. the larger the % of non-whites in a county, the higher the voting % is for Democrats. However, most of New England is very, very white. And yet, you see here in this map, almost a complete sweep, by county in New England, for Obama.

I'd love somehow to be able to view a slideshow, of the last 8 presidential elections from Reagan forward, to bear out this evidence, as it pertains to the New England area going from red to blue. For instance, I'd be willing to surmise that in 1980, the presidential election map for NE was at the very least, 50-50 for Reagan over Carter, if not even higher.

In any event, 18Montclair, that's a good job by you finding this map. It's very interesting.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: DC Metro/NoVA
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I luv my red Midwest! Yay!
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Interesting map - thanks for posting it.

While it does represent the U.S., I think it's probably more appropriate in the politics>elections room since it involves election/voting trends, don't ya think? So - moving there.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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Evidently, every county in New Hampshire voted majority for Obama!! I thought NH was considered a swing state.

I wonder what the correlation is, at least culturally, between New England, and the slow transformation of one party Democrat rule, over the past 25 years? In most cases, I cite demographics, i.e. the larger the % of non-whites in a county, the higher the voting % is for Democrats. However, most of New England is very, very white. And yet, you see here in this map, almost a complete sweep, by county in New England, for Obama.

I'd love somehow to be able to view a slideshow, of the last 8 presidential elections from Reagan forward, to bear out this evidence, as it pertains to the New England area going from red to blue. For instance, I'd be willing to surmise that in 1980, the presidential election map for NE was at the very least, 50-50 for Reagan over Carter, if not even higher.

In any event, 18Montclair, that's a good job by you finding this map. It's very interesting.
Along with the upper midwest with states like Iowa and Wisconsin!
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Makes you realise how much of the nation did not support Obama.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Makes you realise how much of the nation did not support Obama.
Well, considering that overall more people voted for him (9.5 million more), then you're wrong. Now, if you mean more counties, then you might be right. Some counties can have like 1,000 voters in it (if that) though (like some in West Texas).
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Interesting that western AK and most of SE are such a lovely azure shade.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Makes you realise how much of the nation did not support Obama.
Unfortunately for you, much of that territory has hardly any people in it.
People vote, acreage doesn't.

Ken

PS - The ENTIRE STATE of Oklahoma (for example) has less than half the population of NYC.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Well, considering that overall more people voted for him (9.5 million more), then you're wrong. Now, if you mean more counties, then you might be right. Some counties can have like 1,000 voters in it (if that) though (like some in West Texas).
Yep 9.5 million out of 300 million chose Obama over dem-lite McCain....
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