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Analyzing the 2010 Midterm Elections – the Pennsylvania Senate Election

This is a part of a series of posts analyzing the 2010 midterm elections. This post will analyze the Pennsylvania Senate election, in which Republican Pat Toomey won a narrow victory over Democrat Joe Sestak in a Democratic-leaning state. Pennsylvania’s … Continue reading

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The Whitest District of Them All, Part 2

This is the part of a series of posts examining how to create super-packed districts of one race. Continue reading

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The Meaning of PA-12

On Tuesday night Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district held a special election, pitting Democratic candidate Mark Critz against Republican Tim Burns. Mr. Critz won solidly: a nine percent margin of victory off 53.4% of the vote. Several polls had predicted a … Continue reading

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Maps of Pennsylvania Elections

A few maps of Pennsylvania’s presidential elections are posted below, for your enjoyment. Each map comes with some brief analysis. Note how in each succeeding election, Democratic margins in the Philadelphia metropolis increase, while their margins in the Pittsburgh corridor … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Pennsylvania, Conclusions

This is the last part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Pennsylvania. The previous parts can be found starting here. Conclusions For many decades, Pennsylvania constituted model of Democratic strength based upon working-class votes. Today that is … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Pennsylvania, Part 5

This is the fifth part of an analysis of the swing state Pennsylvania. It focuses on the traditionally Republican region between the Democratic strongholds in the southeast and southwest. The last part can be found here. Pennsyltucky Outside the Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Pennsylvania, Part 4

This is the fourth part of an analysis of the swing state Pennsylvania. It focuses on the industrial southwest, a once deep-blue region rapidly trending Republican. Part five can be found here. Pittsburgh and the Southwest Pennsylvania’s southwest has much … Continue reading

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