The Oklahoma-Texas Tech game Saturday night was about as close as the Obama-McCain matchup in Oklahoma. If you missed the game, Oklahoma was up 42-7 at half and eventually won by a crushing 65-21 margin. The presidential contest in the Sooner State wasn’t much closer — McCain swept all 77 counties and [...]
Once again, the New York Times has some of the best electoral map features. Click here to play with the map and zoom in on states.
Using their map technology, we can see an astonishing blue-ing of the map from 2004 to 2008. You can also dig back a couple of cycles to see which directions [...]
Rep. Chris Shays was their last holdout, but he lost his CT-04 seat tonight by nearly 10 points. The GOP is now a phantom party in Northeast.
Two of the people I trust most on politics — Chuck Todd and Dave Wasserman — had an interesting point about this. Here’s Chuck quoting Wasserman in First Read.
Duval County (Jacksonville) is a place of some strange happenings — it has the only Northern-flowing major river in America for instance — but check out its bizarro voting shifts. In 2004, Bush won 58-42% there; he won 220K votes to John Kerry’s 158K.
But in 2008, the county split about 50-50%. McCain won 188K votes [...]
With 54% reporting, Obama is leading 51-49% statewide. But with 95% reporting, he’s up by 13% points in Wake County (Raleigh). Wake is kind of like North Carolina’s version of Fairfax County — it used to be Republican but is trending blue on account of tens of thousands of new young professionals.
Liddy Dole won [...]
I think Obama might win Floria.
On the east side of the I-4 Corridor, challenger Suzanne Kosmas (D) is going to beat Rep. Tom Feeny (R) by about 20 points in the blockbuster House race in FL-24 on the Space Coast. On the west side, Obama is up 53-46% in the bellwether Pinellas County. Gore won Pinellas [...]
Buchanan County, on the western tip of Virginia and bordering Kentucky and West Virginia, voted Republican for the first time since Reconstruction, giving McCain 53-46% margin. (hat tip: Not Larry Sabato)
Obama is getting swamped in the 9th district, as I expected.
If the networks are right and McCain has lost Pennsylvania — a state that he blanketed in the past weeks — and New Hampshire — a state he calls his “second home” — then is his spine broken? How does he win without those two states?
In the words of Tim Russert, “Florida, Florida, Florida.”