By Stanley D. Brunn, Gerald R. Webster, Richard L. Morrill, Fred M. Shelley, Stephen J. Lavin, J. Clark Archer
The U.S. presidential election of 2008 used to be essentially the most major elections in contemporary American historical past. Bringing jointly top geographers and political scientists, this authoritative atlas analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, basic election, and key country referenda to supply a wealthy photograph of this watershed event.
The participants provide a entire and distinct overview of all facets of the election, delivering presidential effects on the nationwide point, in significant areas, and in swing states. Drilling all the way down to county point, they hint vote casting styles for key racial, ethnic, spiritual, and occupational teams. in addition they illustrate the crusade suggestions of Democratic and Republican get together leaders. relocating past the nationwide race, the atlas compares very important senatorial and gubernatorial races to presidential votes and considers chosen kingdom referenda reminiscent of marriage amendments, farm animal cruelty, stem phone examine, and physician-assisted suicide. for extra context and intensity, the 2008 election effects are in comparison with earlier nationwide elections.
Illustrated with greater than two hundred meticulously drawn full-color maps, the atlas might be a necessary reference and a desirable source for pundits, citizens, crusade staffs, and political junkies alike.
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59. 26)—all states that he eventually lost to Obama. Democrat Obama’s television ad expenditures were not only far larger, but also more broadly distributed. 88). Notably, he won all of these states except Missouri and Montana, with particularly important wins in Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina. 1 ■ 29 ■ ■ DONOR-SHEDS: INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO MCCAIN AND OBAMA CARL T. DAHLMAN R ecord-breaking campaign funds were an important part of the 2008 presidential race. 7 billion. This was 80 percent higher than the amounts in the 2004 cycle and almost three times the total of the 2000 contest.
This map further demonstrates that georeferenced cyberspace, or “Geoweb,” is neither a simple reflection of the physical places it references nor simply disconnected from material realities. Instead it represents a new layer of place that will ultimately become an important political battleground for any aspiring candidate. 11 ■ 44 ■ ■ CROWDSOURCING DEMOCRATIC TRANSPARENCY: THE TWITTER VOTE REPORT SEAN P. GORMAN AND ANDREW J. TURNER T he Twitter Vote Report map illustrates crowdsourced responses from voters of the average wait times at polling stations across the United States during the 2008 presidential election between Barack Obama and John McCain.
However, Huckabee won Polk County, which contains Iowa’s capital and largest city of Des Moines. On the Democratic side, throughout most of 2007 many commentators and party professionals expected Senator Hillary Clinton of New York to receive the Democratic nomination. However, the perceived likelihood of a Democratic victory in 2008 induced several other candidates to contest the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. The Democratic field included Senators Joseph Biden of Delaware, Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, and Barack Obama of Illinois, former senator John Edwards of North Carolina, Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, and Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio.