"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

11.06.2008

a very political science christmas

A little more election-based fodder:
  • That place Sarah Palin called the "real America"? Yeah, they voted Obama. By a lot.
  • Here's what's going on in the uncalled races. My friend Tom is winning the VA 5th; we'll see if it holds through the recount.
  • It looks like Obama will win the Omaha Congressional district, and therefore get its 1 electoral vote. (Nebraska and Maine are the only two states that divide their electoral votes up in a somewhat proportional fashion.)
  • Here are some way fun charts for those of us who like to know about the exit polls.
  • What's gonna happen with Senator Joe Lieberman, an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats who campaigned for McCain? Nobody knows, but it could tip the balance of power, and Joe's liklihood of getting any cash from the DNC in 2012 will depend on how this all shakes out.
  • It appears that the marriages of same-sex couples who got married between June and the passage of Proposition 8 will remain legally married.
  • Something odd happened with the vote in Alaska. (Personally, I think this election tells us that we shouldn't really trust the political judgment of most of Alaska's citizens, especially given that they may have just re-elected a convicted felon to the Senate. I will say the same thing about Minnesota if it turns out that they elected Al Franken.)

2 Comments:

Blogger David McCullars said...

Arkansas, what happened? (http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/mlm/2004_2008_map_actual.png)

Were all of the Arkansas dems still sore about Hillary? Or was it the Mike Huckabee bump? Or was I really raised in the most racist state in the country?

Friday, November 07, 2008 12:06:00 AM

 
Blogger K Burkholder said...

arnie turned me on to your blog. and it is fantastic.

my wife and i lived in joburg south africa for awhile before returning to texas.

keep up the great work and keep making africa known in the western world. there is still much work to be done.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 9:08:00 PM

 

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