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Presidential Election Maps 1940 - 2000
NationalAtlas.gov ^ | 7 Nov 2004 | NationalAtlas.gov

Posted on 11/07/2004 2:51:24 PM PST by ThePythonicCow






TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bluestates; democrats; election; president; redstates; republicans; ushistory
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Let's not get too attached to the swath of Republican color across our great country. Over the years, it has shifted back and forth, sometimes dramatically.
1 posted on 11/07/2004 2:51:24 PM PST by ThePythonicCow
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To: ThePythonicCow

I'm going to enjoy and savor it for as long
as it lasts. :>)


2 posted on 11/07/2004 2:55:08 PM PST by the Deejay (ACLU = America's Clueless LUNATICS United.)
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To: the Deejay; All
We need to get along
3 posted on 11/07/2004 2:56:10 PM PST by fuzzy122 (GBGB [God Bless George Bush] and Our Armed Forces!)
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To: ThePythonicCow
Wele the other thing is, the democrats now, bear little resemblance to the democrats of decades past as well. There are no more Zell Millers.

Having said that, the past few decades have been trending conservative much more than liberal.

4 posted on 11/07/2004 2:57:48 PM PST by proust
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To: fuzzy122

The Democrats' thought you said 'we need to get a BONG'.


5 posted on 11/07/2004 2:58:52 PM PST by GaltMeister (Can I get me a terrorist huntin' license in hea?)
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To: ThePythonicCow
it' backwards... since every other map nowadays is republican -red, democrat-blue.

consistency dammit!
6 posted on 11/07/2004 3:00:12 PM PST by petercooper (Everything I ever needed to know about Islam, I learned on 9-11-01.)
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To: ThePythonicCow

Well 1972 was a good year... Here's to 2008.


7 posted on 11/07/2004 3:01:36 PM PST by konaice
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To: ThePythonicCow

I agree: no complacency. However, I have to admit I was struck by how "close" the 1944 election was. During the height of WWII, when it was clear we would triumph, with the Depression defeated due to ammunitions production and the military service, etc., etc., FDR still only pulled out 53.3% of the vote. This was in the day when AP actually supported our troops and President. That shows just how remarkable W's victory was.


8 posted on 11/07/2004 3:01:50 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (The 80s belonged to the Gipper, the Aughts belong to Dubya!)
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To: proust

A very important point to make on this thread....thanks. This years JFK was nothing like the last one.


9 posted on 11/07/2004 3:02:56 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: ThePythonicCow
I am proud to say that the great state of Alabama never voted for slick Willy.
10 posted on 11/07/2004 3:03:05 PM PST by Tweaker
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To: petercooper

Actually changing Republican to Red was something the liberal press did, and you even heard comments to this on Fox.

It was done at the behest of the Democrats because Red=Communist and that was hitting too close to home.

I'd like to go back too. Makes more sense.


11 posted on 11/07/2004 3:03:08 PM PST by konaice
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To: ThePythonicCow

Well, no s--t it shifts back and forth. This stuff has been and will always be cyclical. What I AM attached to, with the National Atlas confirming, is the fact that

REPUBLICANS ARE BLUE!!!

-Dan

12 posted on 11/07/2004 3:03:37 PM PST by Flux Capacitor (HEY, DEMOCRATS: WE WILL BURY YOU.)
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To: ThePythonicCow

I learned something from these maps that I never realized before. Adlai Stevenson (the "intellectual") won only in the South.


13 posted on 11/07/2004 3:04:24 PM PST by Inyokern
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To: ThePythonicCow

My God, Nixon creamed McGovern!


14 posted on 11/07/2004 3:06:38 PM PST by stockpirate (Kerry; supported by, financed by, trained by, guided by, revered by, in favor of, Communists.)
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To: Inyokern

----Adlai Stevenson (the "intellectual") won only in the South.----

And then, only because he was a Democrat.

-Dan

15 posted on 11/07/2004 3:06:50 PM PST by Flux Capacitor (HEY, DEMOCRATS: WE WILL BURY YOU.)
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To: ThePythonicCow

The shameful thing about that map is California. It went Republican from 1968 to 1988...and hasn't went Repubican since.

Where did they go wrong. Heck...it even went Republican for Ford.

How do we get California back?


16 posted on 11/07/2004 3:09:49 PM PST by MissouriConservative (We will always remember, always be proud, always be prepared, so we may always be free)
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To: GaltMeister

Did you click on the link?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1273814/posts?page=5#3


17 posted on 11/07/2004 3:12:15 PM PST by fuzzy122 (GBGB [God Bless George Bush] and Our Armed Forces!)
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To: ThePythonicCow

I wish every year could be a 1984 year (Reagen - Mondel)


18 posted on 11/07/2004 3:13:36 PM PST by Anti-Christ is Hillary (John Kerry - Flip Flop shock and awe)
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To: ThePythonicCow

BTTT


19 posted on 11/07/2004 3:15:52 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Inyokern

It also makes you realize just how unpopular AuH2O was that he didn't carry the Dakotas, Nebraska and Kansas, which the GOP carried in every other election.


20 posted on 11/07/2004 3:17:29 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: ThePythonicCow

wow what a wonderful find.. how interesting.. thanks TPC

moooooow!


21 posted on 11/07/2004 3:17:30 PM PST by DollyCali (Winning isn't everything. But losing really sucks. Sorry sKerry. You're a loser in all respects.)
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To: Anti-Christ is Hillary

Actually 72 looks pretty good too, geez why did Nixon think he had to do anything tricky to beat McGovern?


22 posted on 11/07/2004 3:18:54 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Inyokern

"I learned something from these maps that I never realized before. Adlai Stevenson (the "intellectual") won only in the South."

Me Too!!! Isn't that AMAZING!? I grew up in NYC surrounded by liberals still mourning his defeat, these maps make me wonder if they knew anyone who had even voted for him.

I also draw a conclusion from these maps that the US is basically a "republican" country, and is certainly returning to those roots. I venture the dem party has changed what it has stood for over time, but I think the Republican party, although much younger, has changed less.

Disputations/corrections welcome, of course.


23 posted on 11/07/2004 3:19:53 PM PST by jocon307 (Maintain the mandate!)
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To: ThePythonicCow

Great post, very educational!


24 posted on 11/07/2004 3:20:19 PM PST by jocon307 (Maintain the mandate!)
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To: Anti-Christ is Hillary

Gee do ya think Carter PO'd the southeners by the 80 election?


25 posted on 11/07/2004 3:20:21 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: ThePythonicCow

From 1940 to 1988 Vermont voted Rat only one time. How things change...


26 posted on 11/07/2004 3:21:36 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Liberalism: The irrational fear of self reliance.)
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To: fuzzy122

Yep, sure did. Sounds like Glenn Beck ... he is one of the best!


27 posted on 11/07/2004 3:24:00 PM PST by GaltMeister (Can I get me a terrorist huntin' license in hea?)
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To: Cyclopean Squid; ThePythonicCow
FDR still only pulled out 53.3% of the vote. This was in the day when AP actually supported our troops and President.

But FDR was running for a unprecedented and controversial fourth term. Even though my father's parents voted for FDR for the third and fourth term, they opposed his running for them. I recall Bob Dornan saying that his father stopped voting DemocRAT when FDR ran for his third term in 1940.

28 posted on 11/07/2004 3:37:38 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dan Rather's got to go!)
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To: Straight Vermonter; ThePythonicCow
From 1940 to 1988 Vermont voted Rat only one time. How things change...

The Senate seat Jeffords holds had been continuously held by a Republican longer than any other seat in the US Senate.

29 posted on 11/07/2004 3:39:36 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dan Rather's got to go!)
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To: ThePythonicCow

MVP=Most valuable post. Thank you.


30 posted on 11/07/2004 3:40:34 PM PST by Spirited
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" But FDR was running for a unprecedented and controversial fourth term. Even though my father's parents voted for FDR for the third and fourth term, they opposed his running for them. I recall Bob Dornan saying that his father stopped voting DemocRAT when FDR ran for his third term in 1940."

That's true, he peaked in his bid for his second term at around 60%. His third and fourth came down dramatically (somewhere around 54% and 53%, respectively). Still, in 1940 I could understand his desire to run--wasn't Lindbergh a threat for the Presidency, who would then pursue a policy of rapprochment with Germany? And in 1944, it would have been troublesome, if not disastrous, to change a CInC in the middle of World War. Churchill and Stalin had already gotten used to dealing with FDR, after all. Plus, the briefings on the secret projects--Truman had a hard enough time, and he was eased into his role since he worked as VP for those several months until FDR died--not exactly a fresh start. I'll agree with you that the decision to run for those extra terms was highly controversial, but I think Roosevelt had good reason to do so, in addition to the thirst for power.


31 posted on 11/07/2004 3:45:27 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (The 80s belonged to the Gipper, the Aughts belong to Dubya!)
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To: GaltMeister
"Yep, sure did. Sounds like Glenn Beck ... he is one of the best!"

If you scroll to the bottom, you'll see that I credit Glenn.


Stay Strong,
Fuzzy122

32 posted on 11/07/2004 3:52:40 PM PST by fuzzy122 (GBGB [God Bless George Bush] and Our Armed Forces!)
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To: fuzzy122

Gotcha, just saw that! I wish I could listen to Glenn every morning, I enjoy him as much or even more than Rush - Glenn is hilarious!

But then again, I'm a Sick Freak, so what do I know? :o)

I'm going to have to listen to the whole gloatfest though, I missed it the other day.


33 posted on 11/07/2004 4:03:23 PM PST by GaltMeister (Can I get me a terrorist huntin' license in hea?)
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To: konaice

1972 was an EXCELLENT year!!! ;-)


34 posted on 11/07/2004 4:14:59 PM PST by samiam1972 (Live simply so that others may simply live!)
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To: GaltMeister

They took Glenn off of the local radio station here in the SF Bay area - KSFO 560 AM. I signed up to be an Insider at GlennBeck.com.

It was great he was on for 8 hours on election night - IT WAS HILARIOUS!

But not as good as the GLOATFEST 2004 the next day!


35 posted on 11/07/2004 4:24:40 PM PST by fuzzy122 (GBGB [God Bless George Bush] and Our Armed Forces!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Vermont never had a democrat congressman until 1958 and the GOP held the Governor's office from 1856 to 1964.


36 posted on 11/07/2004 5:25:27 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Liberalism: The irrational fear of self reliance.)
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To: fuzzy122

What a riot! Thanks for posting this!


37 posted on 11/07/2004 10:37:43 PM PST by Proud Conservative2 (We have to be held accountable for our actions.)
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To: MissouriConservative

F--k California. Land of fruits and nuts. The conservative Anglos moved to Nevada, Arizona and Utah. That lift flaming liberal Anglos, the children of illegal aliens and the Asiatics.


38 posted on 11/07/2004 10:40:49 PM PST by Clemenza (Karl Rove IS Keyser Soze)
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To: MissouriConservative

A lot of the old Democrats here were conservative and weren't averse to crossing party lines to vote GOP. When they died out or moved out of state, the ones left stuck with the Democrats. That's why California keeps turning Blue almost at the same rate as Texas keeps turning Red.


39 posted on 11/07/2004 10:47:44 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Paleo Conservative

The only reason FDR broke tradition was World War II was underway. Under any other circumstances, he would have retired in 1940. It was a wartime situation and Americans have never voted out a wartime President.


40 posted on 11/07/2004 10:50:03 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: ThePythonicCow
You should read the book The Fourth Turning. It explains it all.
41 posted on 11/07/2004 10:51:09 PM PST by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: MissouriConservative
"How do we get California back?"

Flip one out of every twenty voters back to the Republicans. Last two presidential elections have gone about 55% to 45% for the Democrats. But the Recall of the Democratic governor went the other way; Davis polled only about 45% of the vote to try to retain his office.

So where are the vote going to come from? Two likely places. (1) Reclaim "Silicon Valley" (south San Francisco Bay area). This used to be fertile territory of conservative to moderate Republicans, when the dot-com were booming. The place has fallen on hard times and competition from east Asia. (2) Build a stable base in the Americans of hispanic hertiage. This group, which is largely Catholic and morally conservative, could be a goldmine for the Republicans.

42 posted on 11/07/2004 11:24:37 PM PST by capitan_refugio
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"2) Build a stable base in the Americans of hispanic hertiage. This group, which is largely Catholic and morally conservative, could be a goldmine for the Republicans."


This will be much easier than the Silicon Valley route considering that Bush picked up major percentages among hispanics nationwide. That is, if they are legal residents/citizens. I don't think the illegals will ever vote Republican.


43 posted on 11/07/2004 11:27:06 PM PST by MissouriConservative (We will always remember, always be proud, always be prepared, so we may always be free)
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To: ThePythonicCow

1 - many thanks for the history lesson.


44 posted on 11/07/2004 11:44:25 PM PST by XBob (Free-traitors steal our jobs for their profit.)
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To: ThePythonicCow

hydrant marking for later


45 posted on 11/07/2004 11:47:58 PM PST by ChefKeith (Life is GREAT with CoCo..........NASCAR...everything else is just a game!(Except War & Love))
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To: MissouriConservative
You are correct about the illegales. But the following generations will aspire to the same goals and morals that most of the other immigrant populations did in earlier times.

My point about the Silcon Valley area is that the econmy there is still quite depressed. The are lots of former six-figure software folks now selling shoes at Sears these days, and they are not happy about it. It is an area, geographically, that can swing back to the Republicans.

46 posted on 11/07/2004 11:52:25 PM PST by capitan_refugio
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To: capitan_refugio

I like your opptomism. One day I picture a Republican map like the one in 1984.....landslides by the dozen.


47 posted on 11/07/2004 11:54:08 PM PST by MissouriConservative (We will always remember, always be proud, always be prepared, so we may always be free)
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To: ThePythonicCow

Great history lesson! Keep up the good work!!


48 posted on 11/07/2004 11:57:13 PM PST by fivekid ( STOP THE WORLD!!!!! I wanna get off.........)
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To: MissouriConservative

I personally think California is too big for a winner-take-all EC vote. I would like to see it change to some sort of proportional distribution.


49 posted on 11/08/2004 12:02:24 AM PST by capitan_refugio
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To: MissouriConservative

And that would piss off Hillary! too.


50 posted on 11/08/2004 12:03:19 AM PST by capitan_refugio
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