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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:59 PM

What The Election Would Have Looked Like Without Universal Suffrage

President Barack Obama has been elected twice by a coalition that reflects the diversity of America. Republicans have struggled to win with ever-higher percentages of the shrinking share of the population that is white men "a Mad Men party in a Modern Family world," in the words of one strategist.

But at America's founding, only white men could vote, and the franchise has only slowly expanded to include people of color, women, and during the Vietnam War people under 21. These maps show how American politics would have looked in that undemocratic past.

Only white men voting:



More maps at http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/what-the-2012-election-would-have-looked-like-with

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:39 PM

1. Sad but true

Too may people in the Repub party are there because they WANT the kind of world the Plutocrats want...the problem is that they think they are or will soon be one of the 1%.

This is what happens when people like Bush play to the baser instincts of people.

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