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Mugsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:25 AM
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Map shows nation turning Blue. Election 2008 (cool)
 
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(I was waiting for the thumbnail... showing an almost all blue map... to update before posting this video, but it hasn't yet. With time running out, I'm posting it now. - Mugsy)

A U.S. map of 2008 election gains by county for each Party shows that the nation is turning more Democratic than Republican, and more Liberal than Conservative.

Also revealed, Obama's popularity crossed demographics, and did not win due to an outpouring of either younger voters nor Hispanics. Amazing
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:32 AM
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1. I'd really like to get picture of that map for a deskotp
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Mugsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:38 AM
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3. I'll try
Let me see if I can't accommodate that request.
Give me a few minutes.
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Mugsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:48 AM
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7. Here ya go!
Right-click image to save.

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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 02:36 PM
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21. Thanks!
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Laf.La.Dem. Donating Member (924 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:37 AM
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2. See the bright red in Louisiana
Sad to say - that is where I live :grr:
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:43 AM
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4. How bad was it in Lafayette?
St Tammany voted 75% for the other guy. I hang my head in shame.
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:48 AM
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6. According to the NYTimes map Lafayette was 65/34.
Edited on Mon Nov-10-08 07:49 AM by WePurrsevere
A bit better then you quoted but still red and very little change from 2004 unfortunately. If that's where you live it must be very difficult for you living in such a red area. :(
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Laf.La.Dem. Donating Member (924 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:53 AM
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10. You are right - 65% - 34%
My friends were almost 100% Obama - so I just hang around the right people :toast:
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Mugsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:51 AM
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9. Take out Arkansas
Take Arkansas out of that map and it's almost all blue.
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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 08:03 AM
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12. Interesting
Almost as if the strength of Democrats in AR has something to do with the residual effect of having an Arkansas Democrat in the White House or on the ticket? Or maybe sour grapes? Republicans moving in from other states?
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 11:23 AM
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19. Arkansas, Tennessee, and Oklahoma
Edited on Mon Nov-10-08 11:23 AM by XemaSab
There would be a little red in Louisiana, Alabama and Kentucky.... but not much.

I also like the tepid movement from Arizona. McCain barely managed to hang on to Bush's victory margin in his own home state. :P

/can't read a map
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 11:27 AM
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20. And to respond to my own post
Oklahoma and Tennessee had almost the same margins as they did in 2004.

Louisiana and Arkansas increased their republican margins.

Virtually every other state went more democratic.
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:44 AM
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5. That looks like the NYTimes election shift map..
Edited on Mon Nov-10-08 07:46 AM by WePurrsevere
It's interactive (you can zoom in on state and county results) and just looking at it brings a smile to my face:
http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/president/map...

Just click on the "Voting Shifts" link on the left hand side. :) You might be able to get a bigger screen capture that way. B-)

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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 07:49 AM
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8. Looks like cancer in remission.
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Dollface Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 08:01 AM
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11. You are so right. Excellent observation.
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LatteLibertine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 08:37 AM
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13. This makes me happy :)
NT
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Bushies gotta go Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 08:44 AM
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14. A most misunderstood map....
Edited on Mon Nov-10-08 08:45 AM by Bushies gotta go
I have heard this map being discussed as "total voter turnouts", "total votes", "newly registered turnouts" and everything in between. I believe the correct answer is that it does represent NEWLY registered turnouts and NOT total voters.... That is clear if you compare the electoral maps with this one.

edit for typo
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mrih Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 08:59 AM
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15. Here's a cropped version of that map.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 11:01 AM
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17. I love it..Indiana made the biggest change toward Democrats.

:kick:
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wysimdnwyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 09:13 AM
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16. Tennessee is far too red for my taste
But do you see that dark blue spot in the middle of TN? Yep, that's where I live. :hi:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-08 11:19 AM
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18. Cool map and cool analysis
:thumbsup:
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