Jan 16, 2009

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Interesting Statistics
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out facts of 2008 Presidential election:
Number of States won by:
Democrats: 19
Republicans:  29
Square miles of land won by:
Democrats: 580,000 Republicans:  2,427,000
Population of counties won by:
Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million
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 Republican won by Republicans
was  mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.
Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare.