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Gustaf
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« on: September 13, 2004, 02:39:34 pm »

I don't know anything about Indiana really, but when this came up earlier several posters have pointed to the fact that Indiana is very rural, there basically aren't any big Democratic cities like in other Midwestern states. The idea is that rural areas in the Midwest are more or less the same though.

Also, it might be interesting to note that Indiana has always been more Southern than its neighbours. It's had a strong Klan presence for a long time I believe and also tended to swing with the Democrats on many occasions back in the 19th century.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2004, 02:44:44 pm »

Indiana voted for the Democratic candidate in the presidential elections of 1876, 1884 and 1892. Note that Indiana thus voted for the losing Samuel Tilden. It remained a swing state hovering about the national average for many decades and voted for Wilson in 1916.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2004, 04:29:10 pm »

Indiana voted for the Democratic candidate in the presidential elections of 1876, 1884 and 1892. Note that Indiana thus voted for the losing Samuel Tilden. It remained a swing state hovering about the national average for many decades and voted for Wilson in 1916.
Samuel Tilden didn't really "lose".

Well...he lost in the sense that he did not become president. But, yes, he was out-cheated by the Republicans, if that's what you mean... Smiley
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