Some unreported stats about the 2008 election from via http://www.smoaky.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=90386 via http://www.newsweek.com/id/163337
Professor J oseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul , Minnesota ,
points out some interesting facts concerning the 2008 Presidential election:
-Number of States won by: Democrats: 20; Republicans: 30
-Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000; Republicans: 2,427,000
-Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million; Republicans: 143 million
-Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2; Republicans: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was
mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens. Democrat territory mostly
encompassed those citizens living in rented or government-owned tenements and
living off various forms of government welfare..."
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency
and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty
percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental
Only in the states of Alaska and Oklahoma : All counties were won by McCain/Palin. Thank you AK and OK.