I knew the redistribution of electoral votes had favored the Republicans, but hadn't crunched the numbers until now. In states that have gone blue in the last 3 Pres elections, there was a total loss of 6 electoral votes. In states that have gone red in the same period, there was a gain of 6 votes (4 in Texas alone)! The only consistently blue state that gained a vote (just one) was Washington. The swing states that have lost or gained votes in this election is a mixed bag, hard to figure.

Without considering the swing states, that is a 12 point gap to overcome. Man. Curse liberals and their notoriously small families!

Below are the figures, unskillfully cut from a table I found elsewhere:

States won by Democrats
in 2000, 2004, and 2008

Illinois −1
Massachusetts −1
Michigan −1
New Jersey −1
New York −2
Pennsylvania −1
Washington +1

States won by Republicans
in 2000, 2004, and 2008

Arizona +1
Georgia +1
Louisiana −1
Missouri −1
South Carolina +1
Texas +4
Utah +1



Remaining states

Florida (Democratic in 2008, Republican in 2000 and 2004) +2
Iowa (Democratic in 2000 and 2008, Republican in 2004) −1
Nevada (Democratic in 2008, Republican in 2000 and 2004) +1
Ohio (Democratic in 2008, Republican in 2000 and 2004) −2
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