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Comparisons of elections, 1908 and 2008

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posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:52 PM
1908 Elections
43.04% Democratic Party
51.57% Republican Party

Top 5 Most Democratic States

93.84% South Carolina
90.11% Mississippi
84.63% Louisiana
73.97% Texas
70.75% Alabama

Top 5 Most Republican States

75.08% Vermont
63.00% Maine
61.93% Michigan
61.02% North Dakota
60.76% Rhode Island


60 Republican Party
32 Democratic Party

House of Representatives

219 Republican Party
172 Democratic Party

2008 Elections


52.87% Democratic Party
45.60% Republican Party

Top 5 Most Democratic States

92.46% District of Columbia
71.85% Hawaii
67.46% Vermont
62.88% New York
62.86% Rhode Island

Top 5 Most Republican States

65.65% Oklahoma
64.78% Wyoming
62.24% Utah
61.21% Idaho
60.32% Alabama


57 Democratic Party
41 Republican Party

House of Representatives

256 Democratic Party
178 Republican Party

If you look at these final results from both elections, you probably have noticed that states that voted Republican 100 years ago now voted for the Democratic candidate. The Democrats 100 years ago were Social Conservatives and Economic Populists while the Republicans were Social Liberals and Economic Nationalists.

I strongly encourage you to explore each link provided to fully understand the differences and similarities.

edit on 9/9/2010 by Misoir because: fixed u and b

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:28 PM
The washington DC number is what blows my mind! thats crazy. all the liberal people voting demecrat to keep there jobs

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:30 PM
yes and no. The parties have evolved and are not the same as they were before, but it is still interesting the context you put it in. It's a total flip.


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