From the daily archives: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Looking Back: How They Voted

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Great little flash application that lets you look at how different groups voted in the Democratic Primary race. I’m always fascinated to look at after action reviews.

Looking Back: How Different Groups Voted

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Heh. This is from February, but I can’t believe I haven’t seen it before.

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Redfern and Strickland both offered their “wholehearted and enthusiastic” support for Barack Obama this afternoon.

Welcome to the party, boys.

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“Show me your papers!”

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Hello, scary police state. How are you? I must be honest – I really wasn’t hoping to see you around here anytime soon. I can’t say I’m surprised, given the rampant fear mongering and obsession with security. All I ask that you at least reach for the Tazer before the gun.

D.C. police will seal off entire neighborhoods, set up checkpoints and kick out strangers under a new program that D.C. officials hope will help them rescue the city from its out-of-control violence.

Under an executive order expected to be announced today, police Chief Cathy L. Lanier will […]

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Where they got their votes

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We’ve seen these kinds of charts before, but this one is especially good; it shows where Clinton and Obama got their support, when, and explains the why (as much as they can, anyway). Very interesting.

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What’s interesting is how strongly Obama performed in urban areas, with three or four notable exceptions: largely Hispanic areas in the Southwest (like LA), South Florida, Appalachia, and Boston (?). Clinton’s showing in New York is not at all surprising, of course, and I expect that Obama will do just fine there in the general.

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