These Ohio Voters Are 100x More Important Than You in the 2012 Presidential Election:
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Politics!
In the 2012 Election, many analysts believe that the race is so close, that it will all hinge on the great Buckeye State of Ohio.
People all over the country are tracking polls and giving their own opinions, but maybe it's only the opinions of Buckeyes that will even matter in this race?
Truth of the matter is that while all citizens get one vote, Ohio voters -- who make up just around 3% of the U.S. population -- are much more important that you are in determining the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election.
Source of the census stats in this post: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39000.html
The mistake by the lake doesn't' apply to just cleveland, apparently ... ;)
well Cleveland is Blue stronghold...the redone districts are making it worse for Ohio democrats, too.
It always bugged me that political data is meant to clump people into groups in some de-humanizing way and enforce group-think voting behaviors.
I think that's one of the major things that turns me off about modern day politics.
To me, I figure out who is ahead by this:
It shows Romney with 206. He needs to win FL, VA, OH and 4 more electoral votes (like NH) to get to 270.
So there you go, it's not just OH. Also, you could win NH, WI, and IA and still have the same outcome, so maybe OH is only 50x as important, not 100x.