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    Fiona West

    I wonder what other parts of the country would yield interesting results if states were defined by demographics (like Appalachia) vs historical boundaries.

    My current home state, California, is an interesting example. It has a very strong east-west divide at this time, with coastal regions that were traditionally Republican trending Democratic, while the interior is more solidly Republican.

    I also think there are places in the usually Republican Great Plains and upper Rockies that would look different with demographically drawn states.

    •  North South (0+ / 0-)

      I think you can make a stronger argument along cultural and economical lines to divide CA by north and south. Politically though, you are right east/west makes more sense.

      21, Male, LA-02, LA-06 (former), TX-08 (home), SSP: sschmi4

      by Stephen Schmitz on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 10:53:07 PM PST

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