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The U.S. Civil War and the 2012 Presidential Election: A Relation?

Hi,

I recently noticed a very interesting relationship between the 2012 U.S. presidential election results and the U.S. Civil War North/South divide. Things that make you go hmmm!

U.S. Map showing the results of the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Red states are Republican wins and Blue states are Democrat wins.

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U.S. Map showing free (blue) and slave (red) states as of 1850. Green line is the 1820 Missouri Compromise Line which outlawed slavery in all future states (gray) to the North and preserved the peculiar institution to the South.

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Notes:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/election-map-2012/president/

http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “The U.S. Civil War and the 2012 Presidential Election: A Relation?

  1. No, there is no relation. The states that had slavery had both democrats and republican congressional members who were pro slavery. The thing I find interesting is that the KKK was started as a democratic extension to oppose bringing equality to black people.
    It seems that when the democrats get backed into a corner, they get violent. Case in point outside the KKK, is the vote in Michigan to be a right to work state. There were some union members tipping over tents on old and young people. Some people were hurt. Another case is here in Minnesota, when we had the republican national convention. Democrats got violent and caused thousands of dollars of damage.

    Posted by CLAYTON LANDA | December 27, 2012, 02:05
    • Hi,

      Thanks for your feedback. In response to your comment, it really depends on the kind of relation that you’re looking for. Maybe I should have elaborated further, but the relation between Democrat and Republican states has nothing to do with the things that make you go “hmmmm”. We’re all quite aware of the inherent deficiencies and contradictions the plague both parties.

      Instead, I wanted to bring attention to the fact that certain sections of this country have maintained a consistent level of ignorance for over 150 years, that is, they cling to religious nonsense and thread on a path of racism. When ones looks at what divided the people in the 1800’s and compares it to our current divisions, a certain pattern starts to form. To sum it up, the ignorance of the people continue to be exploited by those in power.

      This specific case demonstrates a very good example of modern-day Republicanism, which encourages specific types of ignorance so as to maintain a loyal and voting Republican community.

      Thanks,

      Posted by elpidiovaldes | December 27, 2012, 11:09

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