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NJCardFan
10-01-2010, 02:07 AM
I found this pretty interesting. We all know what states are traditional red states(most southern states) and there are traditional blue states(California, NY, Mass.). So, I went back to 1960 just to see when was the last time a traditional red state went blue and a blue state going red in a presidential election. So without further adieu, here it goes(tradition in parenthesis and last time it went the other way after colon) :

California(Blue)-1988
Texas(red)-1976
New York(blue)-1984
Alabama(red)-1976
Mississippi(red)-1976
Georgia(red)-1980
New Mexico(blue)-2004
Arizona(red)-1996
Massachusetts(blue)-1984
New Jersey(blue)-1984
Minnesota(blue)-1972
Wisconsin(blue)-1984
Iowa(blue)-2004
Tennessee(red)-1996
Idaho(red)-1964

That's a good bunch of them. The interesting thing is that you have to go back to 1964 to find an electoral landslide for the Democrats yet the Republicans have had them in 1968, 72, 80, 84, 88. Now, there are states that go either way like Florida and Ohio but most red and blue states pretty much stay the same.

Articulate_Ape
10-01-2010, 02:09 PM
It's "ado". :p

linda22003
10-01-2010, 02:23 PM
I don't see Virginia on the list. It went blue in 2008 for the first time since 1964.

ralph wiggum
10-01-2010, 02:26 PM
Texas voted for Carter in 1976? :eek:

linda22003
10-01-2010, 02:30 PM
Yes, it did.

ralph wiggum
10-01-2010, 02:34 PM
Yes, it did.

It does make some sense. Texas has had quite a few Democrat governors over the years too.

Rebel Yell
10-01-2010, 02:43 PM
Our outgoing Governor is the first Republican governor since reconstruction.

linda22003
10-01-2010, 03:12 PM
It does make some sense. Texas has had quite a few Democrat governors over the years too.

It's really only been solidly red since 1980.

Odysseus
10-01-2010, 04:12 PM
It's "ado". :p
Unless she meant to say, without further to God, which would be the direct translation. :D

It does make some sense. Texas has had quite a few Democrat governors over the years too.
And Carter was a southerner. He did very well in the south because he played that up.

It's really only been solidly red since 1980.
Same with most of the south. Before Nixon, the south was solidly blue, and had been since Reconstruction.

NJCardFan
10-01-2010, 09:30 PM
I don't see Virginia on the list. It went blue in 2008 for the first time since 1964.

I started to get tired but thanks for adding it and good call.