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    The great electoral collage debate

    I had to google "carharts".

    Turns out, Carhart is based out of Michigan, which is hardly a consistent "red" and definitely not "south".

    Michigan was mostly blue during the Clinton administration and most of Obama's term.

    Michigan even went to Gore.

    Trump only won MI by 0.23% of the vote.

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    Originally posted by Pship Destroyer View Post
    I had to google "carharts".

    Turns out, Carhart is based out of Michigan, which is hardly a consistent "red" and definitely not "south".

    Michigan was mostly blue during the Clinton administration and most of Obama's term.

    Michigan even went to Gore.

    Trump only won MI by 0.23% of the vote.
    You are obviously NOT a redneck if you don't know what Carhartts are...

    Anyway,


    https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/michigan
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      #3
      Originally posted by BKR View Post
      You are obviously NOT a redneck if you don't know what Carhartts are...

      Anyway,


      https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/michigan
      Holy hell 2016 was the year of the hillbillie.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
        Holy hell 2016 was the year of the hillbillie.
        The year the Electoral College worked as intended, too...
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          #5
          Originally posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
          Holy hell 2016 was the year of the hillbillie.
          Says the guy who can't read a map or spell hillbilly.
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            #6
            I am definitely not a redneck. I don't own a truck.

            Unfortunately most of that red on the map reflects very low population density. In fact your map suggests there are nothing but red voters in the very underpopulated Mojave desert.

            A vast majority of voters are in those blue bastions, not to mention if you were to zoom in further and colored by capita per square mile, most of the country would be purple cubes.

            The idea that most of the country consists of red voters is proven inaccurate by the popular vote. If the country were colored in based on that, it's also be a nice shade of purple.

            Originally posted by BKR View Post
            You are obviously NOT a redneck if you don't know what Carhartts are... Anyway, https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/michigan

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              #7
              Originally posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
              Holy hell 2016 was the year of the hillbillie.
              Na, then graphic he's using is not represenatitve of anything other than a majority (50%+).

              In fact a majority of the red districts had voting tallies that differed by less than 2%. Michigan's total for all that red...0.23% difference.

              Anyways...wrong thread for this convo I guess.

              Stop posting stupid shit.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Pship Destroyer View Post
                I am definitely not a redneck. I don't own a truck.

                Unfortunately most of that red on the map reflects very low population density. In fact your map suggests there are nothing but red voters in the very underpopulated Mojave desert.

                A vast majority of voters are in those blue bastions, not to mention if you were to zoom in further and colored by capita per square mile, most of the country would be purple cubes.

                The idea that most of the country consists of red voters is proven inaccurate by the popular vote. If the country were colored in based on that, it's also be a nice shade of purple.
                The Electoral College worked as designed is my point. The map illustrates one aspect of the data. There are others out there that show other aspects.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Pship Destroyer View Post
                  Na, then graphic he's using is not represenatitve of anything other than a majority (50%+).

                  In fact a majority of the red districts had voting tallies that differed by less than 2%. Michigan's total for all that red...0.23% difference.

                  Anyways...wrong thread for this convo I guess.

                  Stop posting stupid shit.
                  You are correct, wrong thread. I'll stop now.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by hungryjoe View Post
                    Says the guy who can't read a map or spell hillbilly.
                    I prefer it as hillbillie, I'm not sure why it just seems more hillbillyish?? My OCD sometimes overrides my spelling.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by BKR View Post
                      The Electoral College worked as designed is my point. The map illustrates one aspect of the data. There are others out there that show other aspects.
                      Here are the other aspects of which you speak. Note how the perspective changes when the data is looked at with more granularity.

                      This was the actual electoral breakdown at the state level.



                      Here's the same map, distorted by state population to accurately reflect that some smaller states have larger populations and electoral votes than large, less dense ones. Note how the "split" is becoming more even to the eye.



                      This is the US map adjusted for both state population and electoral vote count, using a color gradient rather than just 2 colors to accurately reflect voting patterns.

                      Last edited by Pship Destroyer; 9/08/2017 9:07pm, .

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
                        I prefer it as hillbillie, I'm not sure why it just seems more hillbillyish?? My OCD sometimes overrides my spelling.
                        "y" vs" ie" is an English vs. Scottish linguistic oddity...I think both are technically correct but vary based on linguistic context. Both are used with certain words to denote proximity with a noun or noun-based adjective, although the Scottish suffix tends to connotate something specifically smaller than other things ("a wee laddie is smaller than a lad").

                        I'll go out on a limb and say that technically "hillbillie" might be correct if you were to ask a Scot to spell it, otherwise it'd be seen as odd, if not technically wrong. "ie" can be used as the suffix of a singular noun for certain words, but in the US and Great Britain, "ie" would normally be followed by "s" and denote plurality.

                        I don't have a good source on that, going from the gut.

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                          #13
                          Culled from Dumbest Post 2017: http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=126195
                          Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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