Monday, November 8, 2004

Pumpkin Seeds: Final Notes on the Election Edition

1. Bush won 51% of the popular vote, the first majority victory in a presidential election since his father beat Dukakis in 1988.

2. Bush won 31 states to Kerry's 19.

3. Bush won 11 states with more than 60% of the vote, and another 4 with more than 59% of the vote.

4. Kerry won only one state (Massachussetts) with more than 60% of the vote, and another 2 with more than 59% of the vote. [NOTE: He also won Washington, DC with 89.5% of the vote.]

5. Democrats that are busy debating whether or not Bush can claim a mandate are once again missing the point and allowing the Republicans to dictate the playing field.

6. Go here for an enlightening county-by-county map of the election results to see where you live in relation to the so-called cultural divide. (Scroll down to the second map.) Depending on your individual perspective, it may be time to move. Or not.

1 comment:

Tony said...

And thus, the very reasons I'm impatient with those who are diligently looking for vote fraud to explain the loss.

It may have taken place, but the other numbers don't lie -- the Dems missed this boat completely.