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  Florida, 1968
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Kaine for Senate '18
benconstine
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« on: September 12, 2008, 11:14:04 pm »

I don't get it.  Wallace won a large majority of counties, some by massive margins, yet still lost by 10% and finished in 3rd.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 04:03:16 am »

Well... the biggest counties are...

Dade, 365k votes, Humphrey 48, Nixon 37, Wallace 15
Pinellas, 211k votes, Nixon 52, Humphrey 32, Wallace 16
Broward, 195k votes, Nixon 55, Humphrey 29, Wallace 16
Duval, 167k votes, Wallace 36, Humphrey 33, Nixon 30
Hillsborough, 142k votes, Nixon 35, Wallace 33, Humphrey 32
Palm Beach, 117k votes, Nixon 53, Humphrey 28, Wallace 19
Orange, 102k votes, Nixon 51, Wallace 27, Humphrey 22

sum: 1.299mio votes, Nixon 44, Humphrey 35, Wallace 21
remainder of state: 889k votes, Wallace 40, Nixon 35, Humphrey 25

You might just as well be asking how come Bush got trashed in Maryland.
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