Monday, November 8, 2010

Connecticut 'Blue State' map shows a lot of red

Put some color on a map of Connecticut to show which towns Democrat Dan Malloy won (blue) and which towns Republican Tom Foley won, and a few things stand out.
The vast majority of physical geography in Connecticut voted "Republican" in last week's gubernatorial election.
Foley won 126 of Connecticut's towns and cities, and Malloy won 43.
Exclude just three of those communities that Malloy won, and Tom Foley led by a 51 to 47 percent margin.
Those three communities, of course, were the much-talked-about Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven, where Dan Malloy beat Foley by a combined vote of 56,545 to 9,827.
The map exposes what has played out in the Legislature for years ... the agenda, priorities and needs of Connecticut's big cities are far different than its suburban and rural communities.
Malloy, the former mayor of Stamford, has some reassuring to do, perhaps, that he'll be a governor for the entire state, not just an advocate of the cities.

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4 Comments:

Blogger VictimsRevenge said...

I wonder if that map is what the "Achievement Gap" would look like if it were to be mapped out.

November 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM 
Blogger Bob said...

RED = Money flowing out of communities

BLUE = Money flowing in to communities

The RED pays for the BLUE

January 5, 2011 at 9:06 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, do acres of grass and rock and dirt vote? Without some measures of population density, that map of yours is worthless.

January 6, 2011 at 10:19 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No grass, rocks, and dirt don't vote. But thousands of illegal aliens who are federal felons do...

January 8, 2011 at 12:27 PM 

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