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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 06:16 PM
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7. that wouldn't induce the correlation, if I understand rightly
It does render the scatterplots practically uninterpretable. w00t!

From the OpEdNews piece:
One explanation would be that higher voting wards and more populous wards tend to vote more Republican. But that goes against the conventional wisdom and well established national trends that urban areas in the Midwest and Northeast vote more Democratic and rural areas vote more Republican.

This is weak. No part of Waukesha Co. is all that "urban" in the usual sense. But Kloppenburg did do better in the "city" wards in Waukesha Co. than in the towns and villages. The problem is that the city reporting units tend to contain fewer votes than the non-city reporting units. In the cities of Brookfield, New Berlin, and Waukesha, each ward is reported separately. That doesn't mean they are rural.
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