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« on: November 08, 2012, 03:18:24 pm »

Obama got 42% of the vote and only lost by 13points.

Does anyone have the precint results as I'm trying to see what happened here.

Anyone surprised Obama did so well or know why his vote was so strong?
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 03:30:04 pm »

I am surprised too but fwiw Obama was tied with McCain in 2008 prior to the selection of Palin.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 03:38:53 pm »

I am surprised too but fwiw Obama was tied with McCain in 2008 prior to the selection of Palin.

^ this. I'm not sure why it is, but Alaska seems to be trending Democrat.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 05:27:02 pm »

Alaska has a rapidly expanding minority population.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 05:29:44 pm »

Will Alaska be a swing state soon? How awesome would that be.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012, 02:38:35 am »

Alaska has a rapidly expanding minority population.

Yeah, the Samoan and Sudanese populations are increasing the fastest (based on my observations). The Filipino community has been growing since I was a kid.
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 05:06:02 am »

Isn't also Alaska the youngest state?
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 09:23:16 pm »

Alaska has a rapidly expanding minority population.

Yeah, the Samoan and Sudanese populations are increasing the fastest (based on my observations). The Filipino community has been growing since I was a kid.

Same is true in Hawaii.  Filipinos are now the largest ethnic group here.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 09:34:56 pm »

As I was looking through the precinct results in Anchorage, I realized that Republicans should be very scared. Turnout bottomed out in poor, Asian/Native-heavy precincts where whites will be a tiny minority in a decade. If Democrats invest in Alaska, it could flip in a heartbeat.

Banking on Alaska's electoral votes via fossil fuel politics might be risky especially as the Democrats move hard to the right on environmental issues.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2012, 11:46:02 pm »

As I was looking through the precinct results in Anchorage, I realized that Republicans should be very scared. Turnout bottomed out in poor, Asian/Native-heavy precincts where whites will be a tiny minority in a decade. If Democrats invest in Alaska, it could flip in a heartbeat.

Banking on Alaska's electoral votes via fossil fuel politics might be risky especially as the Democrats move hard to the right on environmental issues.

Good point.  I do though think if the GOP were less ideological they would have less to worry about.  Here in Canada, Alberta is the youngest province yet the most Conservative and Alaska does have some strong similiarities with Alberta.  Now true enough the recent provincial election there where the slightly right of centre PCs beat out the more hard right Wildrose Alliance may show its changing too never mind left wing politicans love to bash Alberta to gain votes in Eastern Canada whereas you don't see much Alaska bashing by Democrats.  I am not sure about in the US, but is it like Canada where the birth rate amongst Native Americans is more than double that of the white population?
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2012, 01:07:32 pm »

Alaska has a rapidly expanding minority population.

Yeah, the Samoan and Sudanese populations are increasing the fastest (based on my observations). The Filipino community has been growing since I was a kid.
Ah, I noticed Black populations springing up on Aleutian Islands in the 2010 census and figured that these couldn't possibly be American-born people.
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2012, 03:02:27 pm »

Alaska has a rapidly expanding minority population.

Yeah, the Samoan and Sudanese populations are increasing the fastest (based on my observations). The Filipino community has been growing since I was a kid.
I suppose the Sudanese are refugees from South Sudan and therefore mostly Christians. How many of them do you think are citizens?
Out of curiosity: Where they placed in Alaska by the federal government?   
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