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  why are there so many more ultrarepublican than ultrademocrat states? (search mode)
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Author Topic: why are there so many more ultrarepublican than ultrademocrat states?  (Read 2866 times)
Trends are real, and I f**king hate it
Antonio V
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« on: January 28, 2013, 12:32:29 pm »

It helps Democrats in the electoral college for sure.

Indeed. Republican votes are heavily concentrated in States making up roughly 1/3 of the Electoral College, which allows all the bellwhether States to tilt Democratic.

That said, this phenomenon is less pronounced now than it was in 2008. In 2012, most safe-D (like NY, RI, MD) and safe-R States (MS, LA, AK) trended Democrat, while almost all the swing States (NH, CO, PA, WI, IA) had a slight R trend.
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