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Old 04-28-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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I was noticing, the northern states are mostly blue, and the southern are mostly red. It is interesting, also as the northern states are closer to canada (A blue state itself). What do you think?
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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(Canada isn't a state.)
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Northern states are moderate to blue. Southern states are moderate to red. Then there are the swing states. The argument of Northern states being blue fails when one considers Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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I was noticing, the northern states are mostly blue, and the southern are mostly red. It is interesting, also as the northern states are closer to canada (A blue state itself). What do you think?
Generally, yes, but there are exceptions, e.g. Indiana, parts of Ohio.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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is that related to effects of Canada, do you think? I mean just somehow the culture and being close to each other type of thing. And then the further you get away, the lesser this effect. Does this have any credence?
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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Not always...Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin can be swing states for sure. Indiana I think is usually red? Ohio is sometimes a swing state...North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Idaho are red..unless you're only talking about the midwest and NE. Actually I think sometimes New Hampshire has gone red too.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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Illinois tends blue because of Chicago, Indiana has historically been a red state, Ohio a true swing state, Missouri's tendency is toward red but is also a swing state. So states in the Midwest can be divided. And Republican governors have been elected by many Midwestern states in recent years.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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The North isn't blue because of Canada. Did we forget about Montana? North Dakota? No, it would be more accurate to say the North is heavily democratic because it's very heavily urbanized. People who live in high density urban areas tend to vote for Democrats. The South is more rural and has other factors as well.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Not always...Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin can be swing states for sure. Indiana I think is usually red? Ohio is sometimes a swing state...North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Idaho are red..unless you're only talking about the midwest and NE. Actually I think sometimes New Hampshire has gone red too.
A lot of people seem to forget this 1984 Election Map

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/images/elections/maps/1984.jpg

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Crieff, Scotland 56.4N 3.8W
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What's blue about Canada? Stephen Harper?

I don't think so.
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