Skip to comments.For the Campaigns, Itís Already About Electoral College Math
Posted on 09/12/2011 6:44:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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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)
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:
Not in '80 and '84. It was the reverse.
56 states for Perry.
Reagan’s states were blue in 1980 and Carter’s red - I posted the video link above.
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.
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