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Some LA-4 maps

Monday, December 15th, 2008

LA-4 Maps

A: compares Carmouche to Landrieu.

B: compares Carmouche to Obama

C: compares Landrieu to Obama

Feel free to compare these maps to two sets here and here.

Eve of the Poll

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

It’s almost over.

Just thought I ought to, you know, post something.

An interesting night ahead of us, I guess.

Old House Results Maps IV: West Virginia 1972-2006

Saturday, March 29th, 2008


Old House Results Maps III: Pennsylvania 1992-2006

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Old House Results Maps II: Georgia 1982-2004

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

One more thing; the maps come without initial comment by me. I might comment on them later and I’ve no objection to people using leaving their own comments about them here (quite the reverse actually).

Old House Results Maps I: the Introduction and Key

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

A while ago I made a load of maps of old House of Representative elections (outline maps taken from all over the place; quite a few from this very site actually) and I made a few more recently (when I wasn’t very well and couldn’t concentrate on any real work but felt like doing something other than spending all day in bed) and thought I might as well put them up here. Pennsylvania and Georgia first. But before that, the key;

The maps will be by percentage majority (or percentage lead if you prefer). Mistakes (both in the maps and in the way the results be shown on them) are possible, sadly.

How accurate are official results? Part I

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

The following anecdote is from an excellent little book (actually a collection of essays) of Irving Howe’s (“Socialism and America”) and concerns the 1932 Presidential election:
“Harry Fleischman, a socialist leader, tells a story, not at all unusual, about serving as poll watcher in a Bronx district. When the votes were counted, there were six for the Communist Party, and since no communist watcher was present, the Republican and Democratic local agents proposed that the six votes be split equally among the three parties. Good democrat that he was, Fleischman indignantly refused. Later it occured to him that if he hadn’t been there the socialist vote might also have been “redistributed”.

Official results for the Bronx in 1932:

  1. F. Roosevelt, D, 281,330
  2. H. Hoover, R, 76,587
  3. N.Thomas, Socialist, 31,247
  4. W.Foster, Communist, 8,829
  5. V. Reynolds, Socialist Labor, 1,926