Archive » 2004 campaign
Four years ago, the world watched as election officials scrutinized hanging chads in Florida. Now residents in Washington State, where the outcome of the super-close gubernatorial election is still in doubt, are getting their own taste of election drama. The Post-Intelligencer reports: A Superior Court judge ordered King County election officials to give Democrats the […]
Steve Sailer destroys the 44% myth once and for all here.
Several readers have sent me this ranking of states by IQ, purporting to show that people in red states are dumber, on average, than people in blue states. Like a lot of what the Democrats have spewed this election cycle, the IQ chart–pushed most prominently by Bush-hater Howard Stern–is a hoax. The Generosity Index, compiled […]
As I noted a few days ago, exit polls showing that 44 percent of Hispanics voted for Bush last week are flawed. This Steve Sailer column and this Houston Chronicle article have the details. Despite the clear imperfections with the exit poll data, many post-election analyses cite the 44 percent figure as if there is […]
In today’s New York Times, columnist Bob Herbert argues that President Bush won last week because the American people are ignorant. He suggests in passing that Kerry could have won if only more people (presumably less ignorant people) had voted: Last week’s election was extremely close and a modest shift in any number of factors […]
AP: Bush, Kerry Voters Differ on View of U.S.
Here is a county-level map of the 2004 presidential election results, courtesy of USA Today: A map of the 2000 results can be viewed here.
In Washington, my old home state, some delightfully surprising results: – Republican Dino Rossi, a solid conservative legislator from Issaquah, is currently 1,000 votes ahead of litigation-happy Democrat Christine Gregoire in the race for Governor. Gregoire’s management abilities (or lack thereof) were demonstrated in this incident. This race is too close to call. – King […]
Just wanted to post that for posterity as the President makes his entrance. Update: Lovely speech. God bless America!
Fox called it for Bush 15 minutes ago. Secretary of State Ken Blackwell told Peter Jennings that he’ll take “2 days, 2 weeks, or 2 months” if he has to, to ensure a fair count. John Hinderaker at Power Line says: The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office reports that with 65% of precincts in, President […]