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registerthis
07-20-2005, 10:50 AM
Blatantly partisan, but oh well. Discuss. :D

Succinct Summary of the Election


The Democrats' mistake was in thinking that a disastrous war,
national bankruptcy, erosion of liberties, corporate takeover of government,
environmental destruction, squandering our economic and moral leadership in the world, and systematic Administration lying would be of concern to the electorate.

The Republicans correctly saw that the chief concern of the
electorate was to keep gay couples from having an abortion.

GIK
07-20-2005, 10:54 AM
I just think it's amazing we've gone from George Washington to George Bush.

919191
07-20-2005, 10:58 AM
Yeah, I kinda like that. How about my sig?

WVRed
07-20-2005, 11:15 AM
Heres my summary of the last election.

http://alfter.us/graphics/BushCountry04Map.jpg

And another summary;)-

http://69.93.61.74/~newsfly/media/afterelection.htm

RBA
07-20-2005, 11:18 AM
Heres my summary of the last election.

http://alfter.us/graphics/BushCountry04Map.jpg

And another summary;)-

http://69.93.61.74/~newsfly/media/afterelection.htm

That map would be accurate if sheep could vote. Or did they? ;)

westofyou
07-20-2005, 11:18 AM
Heres my summary of the last election.

http://alfter.us/graphics/BushCountry04Map.jpg

And another summary;)-

http://69.93.61.74/~newsfly/media/afterelection.htm

Here's an interesting ying to your yang

Here are the 2004 presidential election results on a population cartogram of this type:

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/statecartredblue.png

The cartogram was made using the diffusion method of Gastner and Newman. Population data were taken from the 2000 US Census.

The cartogram reveals what we know already from the news: that the country was actually very evenly divided by the vote, rather than being dominated by one side or the other.

The presidential election is not decided on the basis of the number of people who vote each way, however, but on the basis of the electoral college. Each state contributes a certain number of electors to the electoral college, who vote according to the majority in their state. The candidate receiving a majority of the votes in the electoral college wins the election. The electoral votes are apportioned roughly according to states' populations, as measured by the census, but with a small but deliberate bias in favor of smaller states.


http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/

WVRed
07-20-2005, 11:24 AM
Oh yeah, forgot one more summary.

http://pntcd.ro-usa.com/images/georgebush.jpg

registerthis
07-20-2005, 11:24 AM
Well, of course WV's map is skewed, in the same way that flat maps of the globe make Greenland look HUGE.

Sure, Bush got more votes than any other previous candidate in history. What frequently doesn't get mentioned is that the second-most votes ever for a candidate in history were received by--John Kerry.

So any attempts to skew the '04 election as a stampede by Republicans is just...well, wrong.

Dom Heffner
07-20-2005, 11:35 AM
Republicans often think that the election is won by who has a larger land mass.

The first think I thought was that the Democrats generally won where the people were at.

Redsfaithful
07-20-2005, 12:37 PM
Heres my summary of the last election.

http://alfter.us/graphics/BushCountry04Map.jpg

And another summary;)-

http://69.93.61.74/~newsfly/media/afterelection.htm

That's a handy way of seeing where people actually live.

pedro
07-20-2005, 12:47 PM
That's a handy way of seeing where people actually live.

Or conversely, where I don't want to.

registerthis
07-20-2005, 12:53 PM
Or conversely, where I don't want to.
I hear Wichita is lovely this time of year.

RBA
07-20-2005, 12:56 PM
Or conversely, where I don't want to.

San Diego, would be nice. But I can't afford that.

fielder's choice
07-20-2005, 04:39 PM
Here's an interesting ying to your yang

Here are the 2004 presidential election results on a population cartogram of this type:

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/statecartredblue.png

The cartogram was made using the diffusion method of Gastner and Newman. Population data were taken from the 2000 US Census.

The cartogram reveals what we know already from the news: that the country was actually very evenly divided by the vote, rather than being dominated by one side or the other.

The presidential election is not decided on the basis of the number of people who vote each way, however, but on the basis of the electoral college. Each state contributes a certain number of electors to the electoral college, who vote according to the majority in their state. The candidate receiving a majority of the votes in the electoral college wins the election. The electoral votes are apportioned roughly according to states' populations, as measured by the census, but with a small but deliberate bias in favor of smaller states.


http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/

That map's pretty lame.

Redsfaithful
07-20-2005, 04:40 PM
That map's pretty lame.

Only if you dislike accuracy.