reply to post by LuckyLucian
You're misrepresenting your state. Take a look at the vote totals there on Politico's election page. Of 10,835,058 total votes cast on Missouri
ballots 5,293,099 (48.9%) went to Democrats, 5,160,364 (47.6%) went to Republicans, 381,595 (3.5%) went to other candidates. Add in all votes for Lt.
Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer and Attorney General (21,479,350 total votes) the numbers move further towards Democrats and "other",
and further from Republican. 10,634,593 votes for Democrats (49.5%), 10,023,522 votes for Republicans (46.7%), and 821,235 votes for others (3.8%).
I'm more or less on my way out for a couple weeks of much needed break...but I do figure I ought to finish with the threads I'm already involved with.
I'm not misrepresenting my state at all. Jay Nixon won, not because he's a Democrat, but because he's been a good Governor. I voted for Nixon, for
that matter. I'm anything but a Democrat. I vote for the man, first, and Party or Ideology second. Usually, they run the same and in the same
direction, but not in this case and not to be taken for granted in Missouri.
This is the show me state, after all....and believe it or not, people who live here take that as more than a tongue in cheek thing more than some may
Claire McCaskill ONLY won because that imbecile Todd Akin wouldn't get out of the way once he'd politically committed suicide for the state (and
nation) to laugh their heads off at...between fits of crying over the pure ignorance the man showed. I'm sure there are places he wouldn't be served
coffee in this part of the state and we're as red as a Washington Apple in the Southwest region of Missouri. Always have been.
As far as our Lt. Governor you casually lump in with the rest of the names? Well....
PETER D. KINDER was elected Missouri's 46th lieutenant governor on November 2, 2004. On November 4, 2008, he was re-elected to a second term, and
on November 6, 2012, he became only the second Missourian in state history to win the office three times, carrying 108 of Missouri's 114
We have a split executive in this state with a Democrat Governor and Republican Lt. Governor.
As your own numbers show, our State House is 2:1 in favor of Republicans, although I notice you were careful not to put it quite that way. It is
accurate though......it's almost exactly 2 Republicans to each single Democrat for our State Legislature, going by your numbers.
How would you figure Missouri is remotely 'even' on it's division? We're divided, indeed....and St Louis along with Kansas City and Columbia account
for a good number of people in raw, 'popular vote' totals. However, those vote totals don't decide bills in the Missouri legislature and State House.
The general balance as shown by the first map I put on page 1 does. Missouri is solidly conservative and I don't see that changing any time soon,
although divisions may well become deepen. 1861 all over again and Missouri was split several ways then, too.
edit on 14-2-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: typo