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<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/vote2004/countymap.htm" target="_blank">County by county map</a><br><br>
This show how red our country really is.!!!!!!!!
 

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You know...I have been puzzled at the recent use of red as the repubs color....<br><br>
I mean Joe McCarthy must be spinning in his grave like a high speed lathe to see the whole country being "red"....:LOL<br><br>
Sorry totally OT.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/vote2004/countymap.htm" target="_blank">County by county map</a><br><br>
This show how red our country really is.!!!!!!!!</div>
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Just in time for Christmas!!!<br><br>
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Where's that map that shows the proportions of red and blue according to population? Most of the red counties have much fewer people in them than the blue counties. Thank God. Otherwise it's much too disturbing.
 

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<a href="http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2004/" target="_blank">http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2004/</a><br><br>
looks pretty purple to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/upsidedown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="upsidedown"><br><br>
SQ, back to you...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How did the whole red/blue , donkey/elephant thing come about?</div>
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just a guess, but my money's on media hype.
 

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Love it!
 

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Here's another fun map:<br><br><a href="http://www.saulwilliams.com/map.html" target="_blank">http://www.saulwilliams.com/map.html</a>
 

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That map lists Kansas Territory as open to slavery. That isn't historically accurate. Kansas was actually against slavery. Missouri was pro-slavery and there were several...uuhhh confrontations in the Kansas City area as a result of that. MO burned Lawrence to the ground (deliberately settled as a anti-slave area) and there were several incidents of ballot stuffing which are documented.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">That map lists Kansas Territory as open to slavery. That isn't historically accurate. Kansas was actually against slavery. Missouri was pro-slavery and there were several...uuhhh confrontations in the Kansas City area as a result of that. MO burned Lawrence to the ground (deliberately settled as a anti-slave area) and there were several incidents of ballot stuffing which are documented.</td>
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Not to mention West Virginia, of course.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Here's one, but it is not done by county (but state) population:<br><br><a href="http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/" target="_blank">http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/</a>
 

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hhmm..that is right West Virginia isn't mentioned..it did become a state during the Civil War but I think the stance of that state should be noted.<br><br>
Here are two states which went red in this election that became states DURING the civil war and AGAINST slavery.
 

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If this offends any, I will edit, but my sister has a bumper sticker that reads:<br><br>
Bi-partainship: I'll hug your elephant if you'll kiss my ass.<br><br>
thought it was funny! :LOL
 

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Another map here. Only its not red, blue or purple.<br><br><a href="http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/04/11/con04485.html" target="_blank">http://www.buzzflash.com/contributor.../con04485.html</a>
 

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A more accurate Civil war map<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Uscivilwarmap.gif" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Uscivilwarmap.gif</a><br><br>
The unshaded states were not states during the Civil War.<br><br>
(Nebraska natives may be annoyed but it became a state in 1867)<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War</a><br><br>
MO ought to be listed in the Confederacy IMO.
 

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<a href="http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/" target="_blank">http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/</a><br><br>
Tired, these maps are cool to look at and do provide a much more accurate picture of how many voted which way. Thanks!
 

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That map is interesting. (The first one; which is the only one I had the patience to wait for it to download.) I live in the small blue speck in the middle of Virginia.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Yes, I'd say the blue counties are highly populous. For example, Illinois looks almost completely red, and yet Kerry carried it easily. Looks like there are far more people in Chicago than in the rest of the state. New York state is the same--much of the state is rural, with the population highly concentrated in the blue areas around NYC in the East and Buffalo in the west. And it was interesting to see the cluster of blue up and down the Mississippi River in the Deep South. Those states have a reputation for being exclusively republican, but it looks like there's a substantial democratic cluster down there.<br><br>
Honestly, you could use that map to help you relocate to another part of the country.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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:LOL Seattle voted 80% for Kerry, I'm not sure *where* I could move and get better odds.
 

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West Virginia broke away from Va ( actaully 33 western counties seceded from VA) in 1863 I think they were officailly recongized as a state soon after ( the 34th) they were most definetly anti slave....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">(Nebraska natives may be annoyed but it became a state in 1867)</div>
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the only annoyance i feel is that i'm still living in this blasted wasteland.... :LOL
 
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