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Indiana electoral votes

I compiled a bunch of information to understand some things about electoral votes in the state I currently reside. The results that I sent to a friend are below. I did this out of my annoyance at the state's perceived ultraconservativism. I suspect I would feel exactly opposite if I lived in California, but my eyes are too tired to analyze their history. Most of you probably don't care, but since I did all this work, I thought I'd share it.

In 1816, the first election for the state, James Monroe got the Indiana votes.

Others following:
James Monroe
Andrew Jackson* - Dem
Andrew Jackson* - Dem
Andrew Jackson
William Harrison
William Harrison
James Polk* - Dem
Lewis Cass* - Dem
Franklin Pierce* - Dem
James Buchanan* - Dem
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Samuel Tilden* - Dem
James Garfield
Grover Cleveland* - Dem
Benjamin Harrison
Grover Cleveland* - Dem
William McKinley
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
William Taft
Woodrow Wilson* - Dem
Charles Hughes
Warren Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt* - Dem
Franklin D. Roosevelt* - Dem
Wendell Willkie
Thomas Dewey
Thomas Dewey
Dwight Eisenhower
Dwight Eisenhower
Richard Nixon
Lyndon Johnson* - Dem
Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
George Bush
George Bush
Robert Dole
George W. Bush

So, the last time the state's electoral votes went Democrat was 1964. Of the 46 elections, 13 times the Dems got the votes (28% of the time), and 32 times the Repubs (69% of the time). What's really interesting is the block of Dem voting between Polk and Buchanan. Something interesting must have been going on, but I don't know what off hand.

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I can't decide which group is more pathetic:

Football fans, or political fans.......



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Football fans, or political fans.......



Hey, when someone worth a shit runs for a public office, call me.
You may want to look into cryogenics....it may be a while.

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You may want to look into cryogenics....it may be a while.

Yea, sure. Crystalized brain cells should work about as well as the brain cells of our current political leaders.




*disclaimer* I DO believe that our political system works. To quote a famous leader (but I can't remember who at the moment) "Democracy is a horrible form of government, untill you compare it to the other options."
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Re: Indiana electoral votes

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What's really interesting is the block of Dem voting between Polk and Buchanan. Something interesting must have been going on, but I don't know what off hand.
That far back, I think you'll find the democrats were actually pretty conservative.

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Yea, sure. Crystalized brain cells should work about as well as the brain cells of our current political leaders.




*disclaimer* I DO believe that our political system works. To quote a famous leader (but I can't remember who at the moment) "Democracy is a horrible form of government, untill you compare it to the other options."
Pure democracy is a terrible form of government. I would try to explain, but I think this article does a fair enough job.

http://www.tax-freedom.com/ta19007.htm

I think more and more I like the Libertarian platform. It's a shame they will never have a chance, at least not in my lifetime.

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Pure democracy is a terrible form of government. I would try to explain, but I think this article does a fair enough job.

http://www.tax-freedom.com/ta19007.htm

I think more and more I like the Libertarian platform. It's a shame they will never have a chance, at least not in my lifetime.
Really? Wow, I wouldn't have taken you to be thinking that. I voted for them not to win, simply for their ideas to be assumed by the larger two.

Don't know if I posted this here already, but I'll repeat myself. Its an article discussing the USE of a vote as more than something you consider for the immediate election. After all, statistically you might as well NOT vote because you can't make any difference at all, at least in that particular election. A hard read because of its complexity, but not really long.

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I suppose Libertarians have some liberal views, so yup, I have some liberal leanings. And some conservative ones. Like ying and yang, one is illogical without the other. Don't know about that weiner part though j/k

Another impetus to the research is the strong suggestion that Bayh, a strong Democrat from Indiana is a likely candidate for '08, and I wondered when the last Dem was given the IN votes. Turns out the last guy wasn't from IN, which was interesting (several were, though).

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After all, statistically you might as well NOT vote because you can't make any difference at all, at least in that particular election.
My head hurts.

Well, your vote NORMALLY doesn't really count unless neither candidate gets 3/5th of all electoral votes. Then they start counting individual popular votes. Just these last two elections were really close, so yeah, each vote counted.

But, what do I know?

And, no, I'm not a politics geek. Politics is SO not good for my health and well being. I just took 2 weeks out my life because of this post.

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