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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2950 on: March 29, 2021, 01:50:13 PM »
This is fun (also very easy)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/upshot/trump-biden-geography-quiz.html

New York is hard! I got Staten Island and though I knew it was MAGA-y I didn't realize just HOW MAGA-y it was. I got Kansas quite a bit which is super pud. fun activity

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2951 on: March 29, 2021, 01:57:00 PM »
This is fun (also very easy)

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/upshot/trump-biden-geography-quiz.html

New York is hard! I got Staten Island and though I knew it was MAGA-y I didn't realize just HOW MAGA-y it was. I got Kansas quite a bit which is super pud. fun activity

Yeah NY is really hard, most of my misses came from NY, even one that was Brooklyn came up trump and was like, shocked at the answer.
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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2952 on: March 29, 2021, 02:11:17 PM »
I struggled with the photos from Pennsylvania. Got most of everything else correct and finished 16/21.

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2953 on: March 29, 2021, 02:49:49 PM »
i got 14 of 16.
"a lot of political rhetoric is picking a slice of "elites" and positioning yourselves against them."

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2954 on: March 29, 2021, 02:56:40 PM »
i got 14 of 16.
It changes every time! You can do it all day!

I think Ohio was pretty unpredictable too, if anything for how Trumpy they were

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2955 on: March 29, 2021, 03:02:07 PM »
my sample has a lot from ny state, kind of annoyed me.
"a lot of political rhetoric is picking a slice of "elites" and positioning yourselves against them."

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2956 on: March 29, 2021, 03:09:52 PM »
I'm not good. This is my emerging strategy.

Biden:

  More urban
  Suburb that looks like it has a Whole Foods not far away
  75+ year-old larger, well maintained houses

Trump:

  More rural

Seem like they can go either way:

  Suburbs with 10-40 year-old houses
  Neighborhoods with 60+ year-old not that well maintained houses

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2957 on: March 29, 2021, 03:14:06 PM »
it is definitely not as easy i as it seemed in my first go-round. i had one neighborhood of beautiful Victorians and an ocean with a large suspension bridge in the background, and i had no idea if it was the atlantic or pacific. turns out it was michigan!  :sdeek:

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2958 on: March 29, 2021, 03:14:30 PM »
I got Junction City!

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2959 on: March 29, 2021, 03:20:08 PM »
I'm not good. This is my emerging strategy.

Biden:

  More urban
  Suburb that looks like it has a Whole Foods not far away
  75+ year-old larger, well maintained houses

Drumpf:

  More rural

Seem like they can go either way:

  Suburbs with 10-40 year-old houses
  Neighborhoods with 60+ year-old not that well maintained houses

I would amend the 'burbs a bit to in general decently well maintained older houses regardless of size is Biden, where the whole foods comment I think hold pretty true for the bigger homes, I did for example nail a very affluent suburban as Biden, and also nailed a more rural looking suburb as trump, the key I think it looking at  the # of trees and just how nice the houses are.
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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2960 on: March 29, 2021, 03:25:09 PM »
I've been getting a high percentage on Biden when there are West Coast looking trees.

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2961 on: March 29, 2021, 03:33:37 PM »
I'm not good. This is my emerging strategy.

Biden:

  More urban
  Suburb that looks like it has a Whole Foods not far away
  75+ year-old larger, well maintained houses

Drumpf:

  More rural

Seem like they can go either way:

  Suburbs with 10-40 year-old houses
  Neighborhoods with 60+ year-old not that well maintained houses

I would amend the 'burbs a bit to in general decently well maintained older houses regardless of size is Biden, where the whole foods comment I think hold pretty true for the bigger homes, I did for example nail a very affluent suburban as Biden, and also nailed a more rural looking suburb as trump, the key I think it looking at  the # of trees and just how nice the houses are.

I basically looked for things like chain link fencing and run down homes to determine Trumpland. Also old trees vs new trees. Pennsylvania threw me off because they have some nice looking homes with old trees in their Trumpland.

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2962 on: March 29, 2021, 03:42:21 PM »
Amount of pickup trucks on the street is a dead giveaway

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2963 on: March 29, 2021, 03:46:21 PM »
Lack of sidewalks is a pretty good indicator of Trump

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2964 on: March 29, 2021, 04:43:35 PM »
I got Junction City!

Did you recognize it? Trying to identify the actual places is much more fun for me. As far as the actual exercise goes the suburbs are hard for me and i'm awful with ones that are clearly in the Southwest. I want to answer Biden on all of them and all of them I'm wrong.

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2965 on: March 29, 2021, 05:15:50 PM »
I got Junction City!

Got KCK last time  :gocho:
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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2966 on: March 29, 2021, 05:29:48 PM »
I got Junction City!

Did you recognize it?

Not at all. I didn't recognize Wichita either and guessed Trump when it was Biden.

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2967 on: March 29, 2021, 07:22:59 PM »
The photo could be of a "Welcome to Wichita" sign and I would guess Trump.

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2968 on: March 29, 2021, 08:43:22 PM »
I got one that the house had 3 confederate flags flying.  Lexington NC.  Got it right :lol:

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2969 on: March 30, 2021, 03:58:34 AM »
The photo could be of a "Welcome to Wichita" sign and I would guess Trump.

Well for a lot of districts in Wichita, you'd be right, especially on the far east, west, and south sides of ICT where you'd see a Welcome to Wichita sign. Wichita's north side, not at all trump country, that's where my people are.

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2970 on: March 30, 2021, 07:39:46 AM »
i have a friend who lives in north Wichita, and he was a Yangbanger iirc

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2971 on: April 04, 2021, 07:06:42 AM »
Amount of pickup trucks on the street is a dead giveaway
This.


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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2973 on: June 10, 2021, 07:56:00 AM »
I'm sure most of you took the time to reminisce about the time just a few years back when it was perfectly acceptable to question the outcome of elections and to repeatedly call the elected President illegitimate (and it will be again in the future if the Republicans can overcome the manufactured super majority process) . . . you know, back during when questioning every Democratic presidential loss wasn't a "threat to our Democracy".   

Welp, this is probably going to change some "lets be like the Europeans" minds that at one time dominated the ProgLib movement.

Of 47 nations surveyed in Europe -- a place where, on other matters, American progressives often look to with envy -- all but one country requires a government-issued photo voter ID to vote. The exception is the U.K., and even there voter IDs are mandatory in Northern Ireland for all elections and in parts of England for local elections. Moreover, Boris Johnson’s government recently introduced legislation to have the rest of the country follow suit.

Seventy-four percent of European countries entirely ban absentee voting for citizens who reside domestically. Another 6% limit it to those hospitalized or in the military, and they require third-party verification and a photo voter ID. Another 15% require a photo ID for absentee voting.

Similarly, government-issued photo IDs are required to vote by 33 nations in the 37-member Organistion for Economic Co-operation and Development (which has considerable European overlap). Only the UK, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia currently do not require IDs. Of those outliers:


On the mainland, France banned mail-in voting in 1975 because of massive fraud in the island region of Corsica, where postal ballots were stolen or bought and others were cast in the names of dead people.


https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/06/01/the_us_is_a_voter_photo_id_outlier_theyre_the_rule_in_europe_and_elsewhere_778714.html

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Re: 2020 General Election Thread
« Reply #2974 on: June 10, 2021, 08:16:08 AM »
makes sense


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