- More New Yorkers voted for Bush than Georgians, North Carolinians, Tennesseans, or the combined Bush votes in Oklahoma, South Carolina and Mississippi.
- More people in Massachusetts voted for Bush than did people in Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Mississippi, or the combined Bush total for Nevada and Idaho.
- More Californians voted for Bush than the total for any other state. His vote there was greater than his combined votes in Mississippi, Utah, Arkansas, Nebraska, Idaho, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Maine, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Hawaii, Delaware, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.
- Kerry got more votes in Ohio than in Massachusetts and Connecticut combined.
- Kerry got more votes in Georgia than in Oregon; more in North Carolina than in Minnesota, and more votes in Alabama than in Maine and Rhode Island combined.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Geography is not destiny
For those of you who feel certain you can predict the political beliefs of a person by knowing where he or she lives, I offer the following in opposition to that notion: