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For the Campaigns, Itís Already About Electoral College Math
Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 9, 2011 | Larry J. Sabato

Posted on 09/12/2011 6:44:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

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To: Paladin2
Unfortunately, the prolonged fight over the 2000 election seems to have frozen the color identification in place.

The democrats don't want to be identified with 'red' because it correctly associates them with the socialists and communists.

The worst thing you can do to a democrat is to identify or quote them accurately.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

21 posted on 09/13/2011 5:40:15 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Hogblog

This is where the massive amount of (mis)information on the internet starts to show.
Not long ago, it was possible to quickly find a chart showing red/blue maps for the last several decades of elections, with notes explaining that in this or that year, red = this party, and blue the other.
My memory was that it flipped every election to avoid any preferential argument being made by one side or the other.

Not only can I not find that set of maps, the sheer number of references to the post 2000 “norm” has buried it. The closest I can find is the following link, which actually defines it a bit differently, though perhaps more accurately than I recall:

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2004_11/005157.php


22 posted on 09/13/2011 6:18:01 AM PDT by Apogee
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To: LonePalm; Paladin2
Blue was used for the party holding the White House and red for the challenger.

Not in '80 and '84. It was the reverse.

23 posted on 09/13/2011 7:22:31 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

56 states for Perry.


24 posted on 09/13/2011 7:24:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: LonePalm; Right Wing Assault; BillyBoy; Paladin2

Reagan’s states were blue in 1980 and Carter’s red - I posted the video link above.


25 posted on 09/13/2011 10:04:12 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Right Wing Assault

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-52n_qaL6BE 1988 - Dem Blue, GOP Red

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IxGjLb2rqM 1992 - Dem Blue, GOP Red

I found one video from 1972 it showed Nixon’s states as blue. Could not find any from any other years.


26 posted on 09/13/2011 10:13:40 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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