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Electoral Map Daily Compass: Hillary’s Alamo

The Electoral Map’s must-read for the day is this fascinating Washington Post article “Obama’s Red-State Prospects Unclear.” Here’s an excerpt:

“The red states where [Obama] has won have tended to be in the Deep South, where victories were based on overwhelming support from African Americans, or in mostly white states in the Midwest and West, where he relied on a core of ardent backers to carry him in caucuses, which favor candidates with enthusiastic supporters. He has not fared as well in areas that fall in between, with populations that are racially diverse but lack a black population large enough to boost Obama to victory.”

In other electoral map news:

Lastly, Bill Clinton told ABC News’ Rick Klein and Sarah Amos, “If she wins Texas and Ohio I think she will be the nominee. If you don’t deliver for her, I don’t think she can be.” With that in mind, Burnt Orange Report has a phenomenally detailed breakdown of Texas’ demographics.

A blogger named MattTX, who runs a site called LoneStarProject.com, separates Texas into eight regions: Austin, Border/South, Hill Country-Central, East-Central, East, Houston-Galveston, North Texas and West Texas. He predicts that Barack Obama will win Austin, Houston-Galveston and North Texas, while Hillary Clinton will take Border/South, Hill Country-Central, East-Central, East and West Texas.

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2 Responses to “Electoral Map Daily Compass: Hillary’s Alamo”

  1. Marco

    25 February 2008 at 12:43 AM

    The link for the Austin American-Statesman is broken. It just leads to a 404 page (which, by the way, is one of the more entertaining 404’s I’ve seen).

  2. Bill

    25 February 2008 at 10:36 AM

    You can get demographics and party affiliation maps for the Texas Senate districts using the nationwide legislative interactive map here:

    http://www.fairvote2020.org/2007/03/legislative-mapper.html


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