Friday, September 07, 2007

1976 Election Map

Speaking of Carter, I looked at the Electoral Map of the 1976 Election and its a collection of states I never expected to be bunched together in a modern election. Check it out (note: Carter is Red, Ford is Blue).

Holy Frijole. Jimmy won the South! And New York, but not California. Texas, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania - but not Virginia or Illinois. Massachusetts, but not Connecticut or New Jeresey.

That's one weird election.

By the way, I've downloaded all the election maps from the beginning till now. If I learn the technology to convert it to a small movie, I think it would be illuminating.

For now, let's just see how Jimmy did in 1980:
Here Carter is Blue, Reagan in Red. Awww, Jimmy, you got smooshed!

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