See how much voter groups have shifted in the 2012 exit polls, compared to 2008. Early numbers are preliminary and may change significantly until midday Wednesday, when poll results are finalized.
The 2012 election mostly went as predicted (given Virginia and Florida's voting pattern, I'd invite you to re-think the "Where Does the South Begin" or at least to contextualize the political and cultural implications for the defining the vernacular region of "the South"). I'm sure we've all seen the electoral college map, but this great graphic shows the demographic groups voting patterns that produced that map.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricans faced a fundamental question on Election Day: Should they change their ties with the United States?
Lost in the election day enthusiasm throught much of the United Statees was coverage about Puerto Rico. A 'non-binding referendum' was on the ballot to reconsider the 114-relationship with the United States as a territory. 54% voted for a change, while 46% favored the status quo. The second question was asking how to change that relationship: 61% voted for statehood, 33% endorsed a sovereign free association, and 5% for independence. President Obama has gone on record stating that he'll support the will of a clear majority. We'll see what this means, but we are a lot closer to 51 states than we've ever been before. For more information, see Matt Rosenberg's assessment.
While this cartoon is flippant, the attached Washington Post article is not. In the culumative congressional voting, Democrats have more votes but won fewer seats than the Republicans. Many are starting to question the redistricting process after the 2010 census.
At Glastonbury High School in Glastonbury, Connecticut, all seniors take a year-long Civics and Current Issues course that weds the study of the U.S. government with a curriculum covering some of the chief global challenges ...
That globalization is a fact of capitalism totally embraced by business and government during the last two decades, Democrats and Republicans holding hands on this issue? Is either candidate in favor of reverting to the ...
This lesson plan was specifically designed with Arizona examples and aligned to the Arizona state standards, but it be easily adapted. I saw a presentation based on this lesson at the NCGE conference as was incredibly impressed. Also, you'll note that like this one, there are many other lesson plans freely available on the Arizona Geographic Alliance website.
Tags: K12, borders, political, landscape, migration, unit 4 political.
And this choice turns on two questions: how good a president has Barack Obama been, especially on the main issues of the economy and foreign policy? And can America really trust the ever-changing Mitt Romney to do a better job ....
Illegal immigration is always a very touchy political topic that is all about cultural geography and communal identity. This chart shows how various demographic consituencies feel about illegal immigration. As this article insinuates, the Republican platform does not resonate with most of the voting public.
This data visualization project is a great way to demonstrate the geographic expansion of the United States. This is much more interactive than the typical time lapse video since you can scroll through the maps and explore each map through the interactive features.
Live election results from The Huffington Post. Romney vs. Obama, Senate, House and ballot measures.
This is one of many election maps that I am continually refreshing. When I lived in California I would always try to stay up for the results--now that I'm on the East Coast I don't think that is going to happen tonight (FYI: I've refreshed this map too many times to count).
"Why Republicans Can't Afford to Concede the City Vote Ever Again."
Not trying to make a political statement, just bringing the geography into an analysis of the political landscape: the United States is an urban country and any political party hoping to win a national election must capture at least some of the major metropolitan areas of the country. That isn't ideological; that's simple urban geography and demographics making it's way into national politics. "The math of assuming that the cities will go to Democrats is just a losing game going forward for Republicans."
Top 10 foreign policy issues facing a new presidentNBCNews.com (blog)The Afghan government has been propped up by American and NATO troops and money but has failed in its basic functions of establishing national trust, security and unity.