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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

The History of Swing States

Posted by DavidNYC

Wikipedia, which is a free, collaborative online encyclopedia (and frequently a great resource), has a good article on the origin and history of swing states. It also has links to several other different lists of swing states. One thing I've noticed is that most lists don't include Colorado and Virginia. I say, "good." I think these states are trending our way - and within two or three presidential elections, they'll provide a nasty surprise to Republicans who aren't paying attention. We just have to make sure *we* pay attention.

(I also definitely don't think Delaware is a swing state, even though it's gone with the winner in every race since 1952 - assuming you believe Al Gore won in 2000. But its margin last time was over 15% - greater, in fact, than California's. I think DE's 3 EVs are firmly on our side this time.)

Posted at 02:04 AM in General | Technorati


Hey, thanks for the kind mention. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that, if you want, you can edit the Wikipedia article yourself. We'd really appreciate your input; you could add a lot to the article, being an expert. Thanks again, Meelar.

Posted by: Meelar at April 13, 2004 07:21 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment