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Old September 16th, 2008, 11:36 PM   #1
DLC55
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How has your state voted in previous Presidential elections?

I thought it would be interesting to see how each of our states voted in past elections.

http://www.270towin.com/states/Virginia

"Virginia, one of the original 13 colonies and birthplace of four of the first five U.S. presidents, joined the Union in June 1788. In 1792, Virginia controlled 15.9% of all electoral votes, the largest concentration in U.S. history. But the commonwealth did not participate in the 1864 and 1868 elections due to secession. From the post-Civil War Reconstruction period through 1948, Virginians almost always sided with the Democrats in elections. Since 1952 (except for the landslide of Lyndon Johnson over Barry Goldwater in 1964), Virginia has been reliably Republican. What changed? In the early 1950s, Virginia politics was controlled by Democratic Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr., and his political machine. For the 1952 cycle, Byrd announced he would not be endorsing a candidate, saying ?Silence is golden.? People knew this meant that it would be okay to vote for the Republican Dwight Eisenhower. In 2004, Virginians voted for George W. Bush over John Kerry by a margin of 54% to 46%."

VIRGINIA VOTING HISTORY


Last 10 Elections :

1968-R
1972-R
1976-R
1980-R
1984-R
1988-R
1992-R
1996-R
2000-R
2004-R

For this election, at this point, Virginia is a swing state. We've never been a swing state!

How does your state vote?

http://www.270towin.com/states/
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Old September 17th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #2
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What if you're from Florida 2000, and Ohio 2004? Do you put down the R they give you or the D you know you got?

We are counting on you Virginia! The tide is changing. You are starting to look rather bluish. Keep on holding your breath until you're permanently dark blue!

CALIFORNIA VOTING HISTORY

Last 10 Elections

1968 R
1972 R
1976 R
1980 R
1984 R
1988 R
1992 D
1996 D
2000 D
2004 D
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Old September 17th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #3
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Tennessee joined the Union as the 16th state in June 1796; it would be the last state admitted during the 18th century. Tennessee seceded from the Union during the Civil War and did not participate in the 1864 election. Like many southern states, Tennessee voted almost exclusively Democratic from Reconstruction until after World War II. Since the 1950s, Republicans have usually won here, although there have been a few exceptions, most recently Bill Clinton (with home-state Senator Al Gore as vice president) in 1992 and 1996. Interestingly, Mr. Gore lost the state in 2000 when he headed the Democratic ticket. In 2004, George W. Bush defeated John Kerry by a margin of 57% to 43%. The state’s voters have been remarkably accurate at voting for the eventual election winner. Since 1928, they’ve picked every election correctly except for 1960, when they chose Nixon over Kennedy. Therefore, while leaning Republican, Tennessee might be in play in 2008, depending on the candidate match-up.


1968-R
1972-R
1976-D
1980-R
1984-R
1988-R
1992-D
1996-D
2000-R
2004-R
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