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  •  11 is not too many: underpop & Senate (0+ / 0-)

    means Senate seats easy to buy.  Look at Baucus, Rangel, and the rest of the gang of six on Finance Committee health care:  all tiny state senators, almost all from the mountain west (plus Maine). Big Sky is the reddest region in the country.

    Nate Silver's regions make a lot more sense than Kos's antique census regions.

    South Coast's 78 EVs went 55 for Obama 23 for McCain.  Doesn't sound so red, huh?

    Maybe some of you haven't seen these maps:
     http://www-personal.umich.edu/...
    Don't stop at the first one; scroll to the bottom.

    Or maybe kos just likes harping on the south and encouraging Civil War Tourette's.

    "Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all." --Hypatia of Alexandria, c.400

    by jayskew on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 07:10:26 PM PDT

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    •  The Census Regions and Divisions... (0+ / 0-)

      ...don't make as much political sense.

      Northeast

      New England:  CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT.
      Middle Atlantic:  NJ, NY, PA.

      Midwest

      East North Central:  IL, IN, MI, OH, WI.
      West North Central:  IA, MN, MO, ND, NE, KS, SD.

      South

      South Atlantic:  DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV.
      East South Central:  AL, KY, MS, TN.
      West South Central:  AR, LA, OK, TX.

      West

      Mountain:  AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY.
      Pacific:  AK, CA, HI, OR, WA.

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

      by KTinOhio on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 10:37:17 PM PDT

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