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In one of the lowest turnout elections in Virginia's history (3% of registered voters voted today), Jim Webb won the Democratic nomination for US Senate to run against George Allen in the fall. He beat Harris Miller, 53-47%.

EDIT: A map!

In this map, cities and counties were given a value of 0-100 on a gradient based on the percentage of the vote for one candidate (Webb in this case); I then used a gradient map to make counties with a 0% vote for Webb blue (B=255) and counties with a 100% vote for Webb red (R=255). Counties with an exactly 50-50 split would therefore be R=127, B=128.
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Date:June 14th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
I am happy about it myself.
Date:June 14th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)

well mom always said i was special...

but 3%!? Jeezus!
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Date:June 16th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
I love stats, they're kind of fun. Thanks for the map! One thing that baffles me though is why it goes down along the mountain range, I understand N.VA as this is yuppieville but why the interest in the SouthWest over the SouthEast? Is it more populated? Or less populated so the same interested people made more of a difference?
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Date:September 15th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
Hey just curious. How do you program the map, do you have a speacial program to do it? How did you aquire it?
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