Monday, February 13, 2006

"By the Numbers"...

By the numbers

I remember seeing this back after the first Presidential election when George W. Bush was elected, by the people, over then Vice-President Al Gore. I believe this was done again for the Bush \ Kerry 2004 election and I will see if I can find the data to post it…

The data gives a whole new meaning to the Red \ Blue County map above…

Election data per candidate:

  • Population of counties won:
    Gore: 127 million
    Bush: 143 million

  • Sq. miles of land won:
    Gore: 580,000
    Bush: 2,427,000

  • States won:
    Gore: 19
    Bush: 29

  • Murder rate per 100,000 residents:
    Gore: 13.2
    Bush: 2.1

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamlin University School of Law, St. Paul Minnesota.

“In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was (mostly) the land owned by
the tax-paying citizens of this great country. Gore’s territory encompassed
those citizens living in government owned tenements and living off government


Mike J. said...

I saw this also back a few years ago. Be sure to include the recent 2004 election if you find it !!!

I love Facts!!!

SWAC Girl said...

Facts are stubborn things ... the libs can't dodge them!