Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Myth vs. Fact
That map, adored by Republicans as a justification of their cause, gives a voting district a red color, even if the vote is only 51% to 49% in favor of their candidate. It casually and conveniently dismisses the 49% of the citizenry that voted against the Republican candidate. Seem fair and accurate to you? I didn't think so.
Let us not forget that the American popular vote ended up 62 million to 59 million in favor of Bush, which breaks down to 50% to 48%.
The facts state that Bush received votes from only half of the American population, so that should shed a little light on the silly little map posted below.