Blue wave in New Hampshire (with cartograms)

This is the fourth in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. So far, I've done Pennsylvania, New York, and Maine.

These cartograms show New Hampshire with each congressional district having equal size.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

And afterwards...

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Voter Genome Project (VGP)

Crossbows in 1415 bring an army to its knees before an outnumbered but merry few... Cannons in 1453 cause the collapse of a great empire... Communications intercepts in 1942 dispatch a modern armada to the bottom of the Pacific...

Agincourt, Constantinople, and Midway are reminders that in war, victory often goes to the side with better technology.

And so it is in politics.

Sure, the presence of a great cause or a skillful general often matters too.  But technology often trumps. After all, the DCCC's foul-mouthed ballet dancer is undeniably a masterfully relentless tactician.  So his underwhelming win-loss record ("Why did the DCCC lose, or is in the process of losing, eight of its top fifteen targets?") must owe itself to something other than incompetence.

Technology perhaps?

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2006 Election Analysis: Americans Do Not Support Restricting Their Own Rights

Cross-posted from Tort Deform: The Civil Justice Defense Blog

By The Center for Justice and Democracy

If you listen to corporate lobbyists, they will say that restricting lawsuits - so-called "tort reform" - is one of the top concerns of today's voting public.  Based largely on their own "push polls" and fictionalized arguments, corporate special interest groups have created a certain mythology around this issue, asserting it as some kind of national priority.  Yet time and again, evidence shows that the public couldn't be less interested.

Take the mid-term election results, for example.  In Pennsylvania, Senator Rick Santorum, who made "tort reform" a part of his campaign, was pummeled by opponent Bob Casey, who opposes these efforts.  

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Blue wave in Maine (with cartograms)

This is the third in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. So far, I've done Pennsylvania and New York. Crossposted to Daily Kos.

These cartograms show Maine with each congressional district having equal size.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

And afterwards...

There's more...

Blue wave in New York (with cartograms)

This is the second in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. I started with Pennsylvania. New York is next, because the expansion of New York City is so spectacular. Cross-posted at Daily Kos.

These cartograms shows New York with each congressional district having equal size. This gives a better view of the equal importance of heavily Democratic urban districts and slightly Republican rural districts.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

Wow! Look at how blue New York already was once you have a clear view of the twelve Democratic districts of New York City! But it gets better...

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