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« on: September 22, 2011, 07:36:03 am »
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The items listed above are the ten most "successful" bellwether states.

Click on those three states whose inhabitants (or state legislature, respectively) voted for the "right" candidate most frequently.

PS: What matters is not the popular vote, but the eventually winning candidate.

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#1 New Mexico (92,0%)
#2 Illinois (83,3%)
#3 Ohio (82,7%)


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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 11:34:45 am »
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Intuitively, I'd say IL, NM and OH.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 12:18:53 pm »
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Intuitively, I'd say IL, NM and OH.

I'll give you a hint:

At least one of your suggestions is correct.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 05:54:06 pm »
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I'll go with three big states that have been populous for a long time: OH, NY, and PA.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 06:00:11 pm »
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Nevada and Ohio. No clue as to the 3rd.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 06:09:22 pm »
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Ohio, Illinois, and California.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 06:31:43 pm »
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I know which state virtually never voted "wrong".

You'll never guess right. HARHARHAR
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 06:37:00 pm »
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Ohio, Illinois, and California.

At least one correct answer, Snowstalker. Smiley
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Is it the same one as Antonio?
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 11:49:50 pm »
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NM, NV, OH?
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NM, NV, OH?
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Ohio is one; the others, I can't even guess.
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2011, 03:30:12 pm »
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New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania
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I'm certain one is California and another is Illinois.
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I'm certain one is California and another is Illinois.

One of them is correct, the other one is wrong.
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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2011, 05:01:39 pm »
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California and Ohio?
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California and Ohio?

The same as before: One is correct, one is wrong. Wink
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Ohio and Illinois?
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2011, 07:25:04 pm »
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Ohio and Illinois?

According to rules of Boolean logic, either both are correct or both are wrong. Grin
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2011, 01:35:46 am »
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Here's what we know:

At least one of OH, IL, CA must be correct. At least one of IL, NM, OH must be correct.

CA and IL cannot both be correct, but one is.

CA and OH cannot both be correct, but one is.

Therefore, if California is correct, New Mexico must also be correct. And if California isn't correct, Ohio and Illinois must also be correct.

In order for this to be guessable, more information is needed. Personally, I voted for NM, NV, and OH. However, given the information thus far, that is impossible.

As of right now, the possibilities are:


CA, NM, AZ
CA, NM, MT
CA, NM, NV
CA, NM, NY
CA, NM, PA
CA, NM, UT

OH, IL, AZ
OH, IL, MT
OH, IL, NV
OH, IL, NY
OH, IL, PA
OH, IL, UT
OH, IL, NM

What a waste of time.
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I'm sure Illinois and Ohio are. The third one is most probably NM.
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In order for this to be guessable, more information is needed. Personally, I voted for NM, NV, and OH. However, given the information thus far, that is impossible.

You ought to know the answer by intuition.


As of right now, the possibilities are:

CA, NM, AZ
CA, NM, MT
CA, NM, NV
CA, NM, NY
CA, NM, PA
CA, NM, UT

OH, IL, AZ
OH, IL, MT
OH, IL, NV
OH, IL, NY
OH, IL, PA
OH, IL, UT
OH, IL, NM

What a waste of time.

I can reassure you: You've listed the correct combination. Cool
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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2011, 05:42:48 pm »
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IL, OH, PA
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« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2011, 06:10:05 pm »
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IL, OH, PA

Not bad, but still wrong.
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