Friday, March 28, 2014

Did you know this about American Voting?

There is a wonderful website that shows the growth of the United States and the creation of the states themselves.

These two maps show that between 1876 and 1890, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado were all made states. They all had small populations. Five still dependably vote Republican and one, Colorado, is a "purple" state, in play between Democrats and Republicans. We still live with an Electoral College with ten senatorial votes from tiny states that are almost sure to vote for Republican presidential candidates as a result of the action of the Republican Congresses in the latter part of the 19th century.

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