By Stanley D. Brunn, Gerald R. Webster, Richard L. Morrill, Fred M. Shelley, Stephen J. Lavin, J. Clark Archer
The U.S. presidential election of 2008 was once essentially the most major elections in contemporary American background. Bringing jointly top geographers and political scientists, this authoritative atlas analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, basic election, and key country referenda to supply a wealthy photo of this watershed event.
The individuals provide a complete and specified evaluation of all facets of the election, delivering presidential effects on the nationwide point, in significant areas, and in swing states. Drilling right down to county point, they hint balloting styles for key racial, ethnic, non secular, and occupational teams. additionally they illustrate the crusade ideas of Democratic and Republican social gathering leaders. relocating past the nationwide race, the atlas compares very important senatorial and gubernatorial races to presidential votes and considers chosen nation referenda equivalent to marriage amendments, farm animal cruelty, stem mobile study, and physician-assisted suicide. for additional context and intensity, the 2008 election effects are in comparison with past nationwide elections.
Illustrated with greater than 2 hundred meticulously drawn full-color maps, the atlas can be a necessary reference and a desirable source for pundits, citizens, crusade staffs, and political junkies alike.
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Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Denver. Obama even led in some of the smallest donor-shed areas of the Upper West, raising twice as much as McCain in Wyoming and performing nearly as well in the rest of the region. McCain led Obama in several areas, including parts of the Deep South. 4 million in Mississippi, for example, compared with the $973,000 given to Obama. 33 million. Data source: Federal Election Commission, 2008 Presidential Election, Contributor Data Files. 2 ■ 31 ■ MAP 3. 3 ■ 32 ■ ■ CAMPAIGN STOPS GERALD R.
Richardson, Biden, and Dodd split less than 3 percent of the vote and dropped out of the race shortly thereafter. Iowa’s counties were divided roughly evenly between Obama, Edwards, and Clinton. Obama carried forty-four counties, Edwards carried twentynine, and Clinton carried twenty-two, with the other four counties being tied. As was the case throughout the primary season, Obama did best among younger, more upscale, and metropolitan voters. He won more than half of the votes in Johnson County, which contains Iowa City and the University of Iowa.
Obama also emphasized his opposition to the war in Iraq. At the caucuses, Obama surprised observers by winning the Iowa precinct caucuses with 38 percent of the vote. 4 percent, for second place. Richardson, Biden, and Dodd split less than 3 percent of the vote and dropped out of the race shortly thereafter. Iowa’s counties were divided roughly evenly between Obama, Edwards, and Clinton. Obama carried forty-four counties, Edwards carried twentynine, and Clinton carried twenty-two, with the other four counties being tied.
Atlas of the 2008 Elections by Stanley D. Brunn, Gerald R. Webster, Richard L. Morrill, Fred M. Shelley, Stephen J. Lavin, J. Clark Archer