02.07.08 by Dorothy 15 comments on "Population" Population Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)
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I love maps.
I don’t think there was ever any doubt in my mind that Staten Island was the Wyoming of New York City.
I have no idea what’s going on and it scares me.
I know this comment thread is basically over â€”and I know that I may be adding a potentially unwanted ideological flavorâ€” but this is as good visualization as any for why (I think) the electoral college is dumb.
That should read “as good a visualization as any.”
Whatever happens in Brookly stays in Brooklyn.
I think its great!
The 5 boros would therorically be worth ~21 electoral votes [the whole state has 31]. If NYC were to break off and become its own state, we were lose the other 10 that represents the hicks upstate that we outvote. We’re much better off in terms of power as 31 instead of 21.
Now if we could just be represented by 10 US Senators…
The 5 boros would therorically be worth ~21 electoral votes [the whole state has 31]
What? NYC would have 10 Senators! That is obviously MUCH better than a lousy 10 electoral votes.
And also, you’re TOTALLY wrong when you suggest NYC determines the presidential vote in New York State and poor upstate gets dragged along, having their EVs exploited.
Not only is NYC roughly the same size as upstate (the state has 8m in NYC, 7m upstate, 3m suburbs), but also EVERY region of NYS votes Democratic in Presidential elections, and has since the 90’s. Clinton, Gore, Kerry–they all won a majority upstate, too.
It’s just that as New Yorkers, our individual votes for President counted 3 times less in the electoral college than the votes of the people of Wyoming.
i hate maps
If the whole US was packed in that tightly, we would call it “new Europe” and we would have to go to Mexico for vacation. Me, I like my big open spaces in New Mexico.
upstate hicks?! go fuck yourself!
Bob Dole thinks that Staten Island should be renamed to Bob Dole Island. That’s what Bob Dole thinks.
Upstate hicks north of I84 are some really nasty, mean spirited fucking prick cocksuckers.