Fun with Presidential History

Donald’s post on Missouri the bellweather reminded me of a post I had done in the aftermath of the 2008 election.  With the Court’s indulgence, I thought I’d repost it here.  Essentially it runs down how each state has voted since the birth of the Republican party in 1854, and which states have most often voted for the ultimate presidential victory, and which have been the most consistent in party loyalty, one way or the other.

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Published in: on October 18, 2010 at 8:17 am  Comments Off on Fun with Presidential History  
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Missouri the Bellwether

Missouri has had a history of being a strong bellwether in presidential elections.  Since 1904 Missouri has gone for the winner except for 1956 and 2008.  In the Nineteenth Century Missouri voted for the Republican in 1864 and 1868 and then Democrat for the remainder of that century. Nevada is the top current bellwether state, having gone for the winner in every Presidential contest since 1912, with the exception of 1976.

Published in: on October 18, 2010 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Missouri the Bellwether