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  •  On second thought... (0+ / 0-)

    West Virginia (5 EV) probably belongs in the South, and the same could possibly be said of Missouri (11 EV).

    As a matter of fact, I DO drive a Volvo.

    by KTinOhio on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 01:02:17 PM PDT

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    •  The Numbers (0+ / 0-)

      After moving West Virginia to the South and leaving Missouri in the Midwest, the 2008 election looked like this:

      Northeast (117 EV):  21.16% of the total vote, of which 59.88% went to Obama and 38.71% went to McCain.

      Midwest (107 EV):  22.34% of the total vote, of which 54.90% went to Obama and 43.47% went to McCain.

      Southeast (78 EV):  16.96% of the total vote, of which 49.74% went to Obama and 49.25% went to McCain.

      South (88 EV):  14.96% of the total vote, of which 56.85% went to McCain and 41.92% went to Obama.

      West (71 EV):  10.19% of the total vote, of which 53.38% went to McCain and 44.76% went to Obama.

      Pacific (77 EV):  14.39% of the total vote, of which 60.22% went to Obama and 37.54% went to McCain.

      National figures:  Obama 52.87%, McCain 45.60%.

      Hmmm ... I didn't realize how much larger Northeast and Midwest were than the other regions ... perhaps Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia should form a separate region.

      Northeast (96 EV):  16.58% of the total vote, of which 61.37% went to Obama and 37.21% went to McCain.

      Midwest (70 EV):  14.18% of the total vote, of which 55.33% went to Obama and 43.14% went to McCain.

      South (83 EV):  14.42% of the total vote, of which 56.90% went to McCain and 41.90% went to Obama.

      New Region - Mideast (63 EV):  13.28% of the total vote, of which 53.79% went to Obama and 44.55% went to McCain.

      Other regions unchanged.

      As a matter of fact, I DO drive a Volvo.

      by KTinOhio on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 02:41:18 PM PDT

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