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What is interesting about that map is how it is mirrored on the state level. The 'Blue' state of Connecticut, for example, in this year's governor's race was actually: the blue towns of Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport. Almost everything else was Red. The exceptions were the town were UConn is and the numerically small cluster 4/5 towns in the NW corner that are home to the Kennedy democrats.
All the old manufacturing towns? Red. the suburbs? Red. The nominally rural or bedroom communities? Red.
What isn't obvious from this map is that there are key population centers that control the state they are in. The Democrats control these key areas by giving out free stuff AND by fraudulent voting. That voter fraud may be merely 500,000 or so votes out of tens of millions of votes cast but in these key districts and states it gave the Democrats a majority and even after the shellacking on Tuesday kept a lot of Democrats in power. Voter fraud is alive and well and it threatens the countries future. The Democrats through a number of front groups have stolen every close election for a 100 years and will continue to do so unless we fix the problem.
Something odd is definitely going on, whether fraud or bribery. In Ct, things are relatively balanced in elections, with only a slight, if very solid, edge to the Democrats (perhaps 40/60)....until you take the big three truly urban areas into account: they consistently run closer to 10% Republican and 90% Democrat, which just seems statistically odd. The end result though is that the greater Hartford area, New Haven, and Bridgeport completely control the politics.
According to exit polling, the vote nationally was about 52% Republican, 47% Democratic.
The actual divide is primarily urban and ethnic vs. rural. To properly represent the vote, you should use a cartogram. Haven't seen one for 2014 yet, but here's one for Congress 2012,
And the presidential election 2012,
Here's a nice one in purple,
No one believes you're anything but a libtarded demoncrap shill, so stop denying the obvious. Your party will denounce and scapegoat second tier feckless leaders but will sure as shi'ite give Pelosi, Reid and the Dear Leader passes. You people Barry'd yourselves. Union muscle dead. Global Colding fetish dead. Gun grabbery dead. The Hildabeest neutered. You people couldn't get out the vote to save your lives. Illegal alien amnesty? You can't imagine the legal storm that will descend if the Community Organizer goes that route.
One word: scoreboard.
Color your maps with any crayon you can find, you're still losers.
I have to agree with Z. I'd be curious to see the cartogram, or at least the results broken down by a smaller census unit. This map might mislead one away from the fact that congress represents people not acres.
Assistant Village Idiot
Why? what's the purpose? Party operatives have maps like that, where its important, that break down into precincts and streets.
the map is deceptive because it doesn't tell you anything useful and in fact suggests that "we're all in this together", when this isn't so. Red districts represent congressional votes, something the demoncraps are in desperate need of.
There are winners and there are losers and someone showing you a muddy colored map instead of a blue map is one of the latter.