INTERESTING FACTS ----- NOTICE LINK AND MAP AT BOTTOMSome unreported stats about the 2008 election.
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul , Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the 2008 Presidential election:-
-Number of States won by: Democrats: 20; Republicans: 30
-Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000; Republicans: 2,427,000
-Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million; Republicans: 143million
-Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2;Republicans: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republicans won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in rented or government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the“governmental dependency" phase.
*******************************Notice that only in the states of Alaska and Oklahoma : All counties werewon by McCain/Palin. The original posting with this information is below this Newsweek article at his link: http://www.newsweek.com/id/163337.