Category Archives: Virginia

Maps of Virginia Elections

To follow up the series on Virginia, I’ve posted a few recent presidential elections in the state (courtesy of the New York Times). Each map comes with some brief analysis. Capitalizing on a decade of Democratic movement, Senator Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Virginia, Conclusions

This is the last part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Virginia, which aims to offer some concluding thoughts. The previous parts can be found starting here. Conclusions As a state, Virginia’s population has always been located … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Virginia, Part 5

This is the fifth part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Virginia. It focuses on the traditional Democratic base and its decline. The last part can be found here. In the days of the Solid South, Democrats … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Virginia, Part 4

This is the fourth part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Virginia. It is the second section of two focusing on Northern Virginia, and focuses on analyzing the structural foundation behind NoVa’s Democratic shift. The fifth part … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Virginia, Part 3

This is the third part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Virginia. It is the first section of two focusing on Northern Virginia. The fourth part can be found here. NoVa A vast and growing suburban metropolis, … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Virginia, Part 2

This is the second part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Virginia. It will focus on Republican Virginia. The third part can be found here. History After the Civil War, Virginia constituted a reliable Democratic stronghold. Conservative … Continue reading

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Analyzing Swing States: Virginia, Part 1

This is the first part of a series of posts analyzing the swing state Virginia. The second part can be found here. During the ’08 campaign, the political beltway famously defined Virginia as a Republican stronghold gone Democratic. For ten … Continue reading

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