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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:50 PM

Solid South? Maybe not as much as you thought ...

Yes, Obama lost all of the old South except Florida and Virginia and essentially all of Redneckistan.

Even so, it is a bit surprising to see the results of some of those states where he got at least 43.5% of the vote.

Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina





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Response to LVZ (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:07 PM

1. He got 38 % of Alabama, same as in 2008.

I was hoping he would have picked up more votes here.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:39 PM

5. We're a one party state

Tho' I do think Sue Bell Cobb may run for Governor and I think she would win.

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Response to LVZ (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:10 PM

2. Problem is that the white vote is a unified bloc in most

of those states, and there's no way any Democrat will go over 46% in those states.

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Response to LVZ (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:16 PM

3. Treemap of votes by county, state and locally predominant recipient in the US Presidential Elections





Treemap of votes by county, state and locally predominant recipient in the US Presidential Elections of 2012.


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:28 PM

8. Neat graph

At first I thought it was a bit off since it had Florida as a bit bigger than Texas but they did cast more votes total. Trying to find states that mimic each other and it's hard, Connecticut is sort of like a smaller version of Massachusetts, Kentucky and Tennessee are also fairly similar

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Response to LVZ (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:28 PM

4. For comparison, here are the 2012 solid red states (less than 43.5% Obama)

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Response to LVZ (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:54 PM

9. Obama did a bit better in 2008 than in 2012 in Texas, hopefully 2016 will be better.


2008 Texas
Obama: 3,528,633 (43.68%)
McCain: 4,479,328 (55.45%)

2012 Texas - so far
Obama: 3,294,440 (41.35%)
Romney 4,555,799 (57.19%)


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Response to LVZ (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:55 AM

11. Can't agree with NC on this map

right now it's Robme 50.4% Obama 48%.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:00 AM

14. 2nd map is the SOLID RED states + "light red" states (NC included) ... n/t

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Response to LVZ (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:01 PM

6. Arizona blue by the 2014 midterms.....

We are going to work hard for that!

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Response to LVZ (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:07 PM

7. POTUS received just under 42% in Texas.

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Response to Indpndnt (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:55 PM

10. See comment #9 for the numbers. n/t

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Response to LVZ (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:05 AM

12. WHAT IF ? ... (6-step voluntary 3-way divorce scenario)

20 years ago http://www.wisegeek.com/what-was-the-velvet-divorce.htm



The Velvet Divorce was one of the most peaceful changes in political borders in the aftermath of Soviet Communism. Though the Czech Republic and Slovakia still had some kinks to work out after the Velvet Divorce, including the division of former federal property, they remained on peaceful terms with each other throughout. Both countries became members of the European Union in 2004.




"Whenever something is wrong, something is too big." --- Leopold Kohr

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Response to LVZ (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:05 AM

13. So true

I'm in SC and Obama won 21 of our 46 counties, an increase from 2008

Moving on up!

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Response to LVZ (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:20 AM

15. In the Deep South it's because of the "black belt" in those states.

If you look at a county-level election map one sees a line of blue countries in the deep South, those are counties with large African-American populations.

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