07 November 2008

The Numbers

If you are interested in such things, Andrew Gelman offers a very nice, accessible presentation of basic figures on turnout and partisanship in Tuesday's election here. The salient points? (1) The popular vote remained relatively close; (2) rich people still tend to vote Republican; (2) Racial and ethnic minorities voted heavily for Obama (significantly more so than they did for Kerry in 2004); (3) The under-30 crowd voted in roughly the same numbers as in 200 and 2004, but voted Democratic much more heavily than in either of those years, and; (4) There is no partisan realignment in sight.

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