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Thread: A Very Interesting Map of Election 2008 (Washington Post)

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    A Very Interesting Map of Election 2008 (Washington Post)

    [url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/interactives/campaign08/election/uscounties.html[/url]

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    Very cool.

    Lotta red on that map. :P Let's start the observations...

    1. Look at southern border states (CA, AZ, NM, and especially Texas). Texas largely went McCain but along the border is blue. Why do you think that is?

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    Cool to look at. Not very surprising.

    My hunch is the only perceivable difference from 2004 --if you could see the same map from then-- would be some suburban counties going to blue from red.

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    [QUOTE=jetstream23;2870710]
    Lotta red on that map.[/QUOTE]

    all the red places are "ground level"

    check out cook county il and orange country ca they are like huge blue skyscrapers

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    New versions of the map:

    [url]http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/[/url]

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    [QUOTE=bluffo;2870753]New versions of the map:

    [url]http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/[/url][/QUOTE]

    Well, thats is what the WashPost Map does too, without making the U.S. look like a modern art sculpture.:P

    It shows that in terms of pure geographical area (square miles) the U.S. is clearly and unquestionably dominated by Red.

    But in terms of numbers of voters, the bigger Cities overwhelmingly swing deep blue, and by power of their massive populations and blue-dominance, over power the far-less-populated majority of middle-America.

    All that, an no crazy modern-art jello-mold play-doh creations, eh?:D

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;2870768]

    It shows that in terms of pure geographical area (square miles) the U.S. is clearly and unquestionably dominated by Red.

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    Yes, imagine that. The places where people actually live have more influence in a Democracy.

    Go figure.

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    :zzz::zzz::eek::zzz:

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    Wow, in my county (Monmouth) McCain only won by 3%. That's typically a very red part of NJ.

    I didn't even vote for him, though, so what can I say? :O

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola;2870776]Yes, imagine that. The places where people actually live have more influence in a Democracy.

    Go figure.[/QUOTE]

    Touche... Warfish wants the antelope in Wyoming to be counted. :rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola;2870776]Yes, imagine that. The places where people actually live have more influence in a Democracy.

    Go figure.[/QUOTE]

    Your empty sarcasm aside, no one (least of all me) claimed it was, or should be, otherwise.

    You know Nuu, for a guy on the winning side of this election, you're awful bitter, angry and defensive of late....your man won. Try to enjoy it.

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    [QUOTE=long island leprechaun;2870790]Touche... Warfish wants the antelope in Wyoming to be counted. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    No, I don't.

    But if one were feeling spunky, they could retort to your sillyness with "At least I don't want illegals and dead people counted either".

    Oh, and :rolleyes: right back acha.

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    [QUOTE=long island leprechaun;2870790]Touche... Warfish wants the antelope in Wyoming to be counted. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    No he doesn't...he's from NOVA.

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    BUSH COUNTRY

    oh wait.

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    [QUOTE=Ciaran;2870875]BUSH COUNTRY

    oh wait.[/QUOTE]

    Psssst. Bush didn't run. Hard to believe, I know, but it's true.

    With that said, however, it DOES appear that Bill Clinton DID run again.....at least if one looks at the Obama choices thus far. ;)

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;2870804]Your empty sarcasm aside, no one (least of all me) claimed it was, or should be, otherwise.

    You know Nuu, for a guy on the winning side of this election, you're awful bitter, angry and defensive of late....your man won. Try to enjoy it.[/QUOTE]

    Neither bitter nor angry nor defensive.

    I was smiling and whistling as I typed. Honest.:D

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola;2870909]Neither bitter nor angry nor defensive.

    I was smiling and whistling as I typed. Honest.:D[/QUOTE]

    Well, I'll take you at my word my friend. :D You were right, I went a little bit nutbar-esque post-election, and you rightfully called me on it.

    But I still think you've been awful defensive and unhappy for the winning side....

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    wait whats your point?
    Obama won a smaller but much more highly populated area?
    Or are you trying to say that since MCCain won a greater area he should have won? No matter the actual popular vote

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    [QUOTE=CTJetFan92;2870935]wait whats your point?
    Obama won a smaller but much more highly populated area?
    Or are you trying to say that since MCCain won a greater area he should have won? No matter the actual popular vote[/QUOTE]


    Who said there was a point?:huh:

    As with all things Politics, I find these things interesting, and I often share. Folks can do whatever they like with it after that. If you think the map, and the information it relates, has no meaning, thats fine too.

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;2870950]Who said there was a point?:huh:

    As with all things Politics, I find these things interesting, and I often share. Folks can do whatever they like with it after that. If you think the map, and the information it relates, has no meaning, thats fine too.[/QUOTE]

    I think the point is that red and blue look pretty together. But a third color mixed in would be even better.

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