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  •  A paragraph in the linked article with the maps (0+ / 0-)

    brings a grin:

    Republican candidates for statewide office need to focus on where the voters are, geographically, as well as demographically and culturally.
    Wouldn't you think so? Let's pick apples! (wander around a vast parking lot) Gotta buy some shoes! (wander through a huge grocery store)

    I've been watching this in the election night returns since 2008. It really hit me in this better than 2009 but still not sterling turn out for NOVA when I downloaded the county results spreadsheets combining them into my own to look at why the TP/GOP AG polled so much better than the Cooch. This, from previous comments I made, hit me before those maps came out:

    Not including Tidewater, Richmond, the UVA town and the majority AA counties making that blue streak from Tidewater to the N.C. border the three NOVA counties and independent cities accounted for almost 1 in 5 votes in the state and 11.71% of the winning McAuliffe vote.
    Yep, Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City, Fairfax County and Falls Church City late last week were accounting for 18.96% of the total Virginia vote. Yet NOVA interest are still given the shaft in the old "must cater to downstate" even if it pisses NOVA habits. Of course now the TP/GOP social nutters actively turn off NOVA votes. Those ole boys are deep, deep into shad planking!

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 08:46:27 PM PST

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