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Tilting at Windmills

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May 29, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

PICKING A WINNER....Tom Schaller says that a "bellwether state" is one that always votes for the winner in a presidential election. By this definition, Missouri, which has picked the winner in the past 11 straight elections, is the bellwether-iest state of them all.

Likewise, there have been six counties with a perfect record since 1960 but only one of them is in Missouri. Therefore, Tom crowns Lincoln, MO, as the bellwether-iest county in the nation. "Somebody ought to commission a focus group in Lincoln to see how they feel about Bush and Kerry," he says.

Good idea. Are you listening, assignment desks?

Kevin Drum 6:09 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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