Thursday, October 25, 2012

Election really is over in Pennsylvania

I guess I will give in to the tsunami of political chaos and at least poke at this election I hear is coming up.  Turns out the Pennsylvania Secretary of State says it really is over in Pennsylvania at least:

Relax...  it says that is all up there for testing is all. 

But the national pundits are all agreed that Pennsylvania is mostly off the national election radar.  What activity you might see in local advertising is likely the residual caused by our proximity to nearby states where the campaigns have not conceded the outcome.

But why is Pennsylvania, which at one point was one of only 5 states which voted for Hoover over FDR, now ever more solidly Democratic?   At least part of the answer is this.  Poking at some Pennsylvania voter statistics I compiled this:

Anyway..I like to stay more ahead of the curve. It's not too early to talk about.  Santorum vs. Clinton in '16 is going to be interesting.  


Anonymous MH said...

The Trib decided to look at it a different way. Apparently, if the voting age went to 22, the state would be much closer.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:07:00 AM  

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