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« on: October 30, 2019, 11:08:38 pm »

From 1868-1944: Virginia was clearly more Democratic than West Virginia
From 1948-2000: West Virginia was clearly more Democratic than Virginia
From 2008-Present: Virginia is once again clearly more Democratic than West Virginia


While in 2004 I would say VA and WV had a pretty similar chance of voting Dem
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 11:28:36 pm »

They were pretty close in 1956.
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 11:43:48 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 01:48:54 am »


Not really IKE won WV by 9 points and VA by 17 which is an 8 point difference. Also a 9 point gap in WV is more like a 4-5 point gap in VA due to how much larger VA is compared to WV.



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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 03:24:19 am »

Not related to the question at hand, but I always wonder what made Virginia go republican so fast? I mean, it was the second southern state to really resoundingly reject the democrats, the first being florida, but unlike Florida where there were several elections which it did either go democrat or at least was a swing state, Virginia was TITANIUM republican from Fifty Two to O Eight, with only LBJ winning out of those bunch, and only Carter his first time getting even close -one of the elections I mentioned above where Florida did go Dem-, and was the only southern state decided by less than ten percent. I just find it so odd how that one took such a Republican turn so fast compared to the others, which took decades to fully reject the democrat platform
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 07:36:33 am »

Not related to the question at hand, but I always wonder what made Virginia go republican so fast? I mean, it was the second southern state to really resoundingly reject the democrats, the first being florida, but unlike Florida where there were several elections which it did either go democrat or at least was a swing state, Virginia was TITANIUM republican from Fifty Two to O Eight, with only LBJ winning out of those bunch, and only Carter his first time getting even close -one of the elections I mentioned above where Florida did go Dem-, and was the only southern state decided by less than ten percent. I just find it so odd how that one took such a Republican turn so fast compared to the others, which took decades to fully reject the democrat platform
The same thing that now made it go so Democrat today
NOVA. Also the shenandoah of course
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 11:14:29 am »

Not related to the question at hand, but I always wonder what made Virginia go republican so fast? I mean, it was the second southern state to really resoundingly reject the democrats, the first being florida, but unlike Florida where there were several elections which it did either go democrat or at least was a swing state, Virginia was TITANIUM republican from Fifty Two to O Eight, with only LBJ winning out of those bunch, and only Carter his first time getting even close -one of the elections I mentioned above where Florida did go Dem-, and was the only southern state decided by less than ten percent. I just find it so odd how that one took such a Republican turn so fast compared to the others, which took decades to fully reject the democrat platform
The same thing that now made it go so Democrat today
NOVA. Also the shenandoah of course


Not really

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