Category Archives: 2009 Gubernatorial Elections

Analyzing Virginia’s 2009 Gubernatorial Election, Part 2

This is the second part of two posts analyzing Virginia’s 2009 gubernatorial election. (Note: All statistics are derived from http://www.uselectionatlas.org/). Comparing Mr. Deeds to Other Democratic Coalitions When Democrats nominated State Senator Creigh Deeds, they nominated a rural, moderate Democrat … Continue reading

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Analyzing Virginia’s 2009 Gubernatorial Election, Part 1

This is the first part of two posts analyzing Virginia’s 2009 gubernatorial election. The second part can be found here. (Note: All statistics are derived from http://www.uselectionatlas.org/). A normal observer might see the above map and naturally conclude that the … Continue reading

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The Second Election Night Trend

For Democrats, the election’s most worrying result was not in Virginia, New Jersey, or Maine. It was the special election in CA-10. At first glance, this might seem a bit puzzling. Democrats won that election, after all – and they … Continue reading

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Two Trends on Election Night

Last night’s election exhibited two trends: one positive for the country as a whole, and one more ominous for Democrats. Firstly, Americans rejected negative campaigning and extremism – whether it be in Virginia, New Jersey, NY-23, or Maine. Secondly, the … Continue reading

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Some Comments on Election Night

I’ve been looking at both governor’s races today, paying more attention to New Jersey. Virginia In Virginia Deeds lost by a greater margin than the polls predicted – not a surprise, given that when one candidate holds a double-digit lead, … Continue reading

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