Media impact on the special election

Bob DeMattia
Sat Jan 23 16:19:40 EST 2010

I think the map you refer to is here:

I think the lighter colors mean states that leaned one way or the other,
while the darker color mean a more substantial margin.

(Debatingly) interesting note: The town of Hawley (the only pink town
in Northwestern Mass) is actually a perfect tie, but for some reason they
chose to color it pink.


On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Dan.Strassberg <>wrote:

> If you are thinking of the same map that I'm thinking of, it used
> colors to indicate towns that had voted for Obama in 2008 but had
> voted for Brown in the 2010 special election. As far as I could tell,
> such towns were colored pink. Densely populated towns, like mine
> (Arlington), didn't occupy enough area for their names to appear, but
> AFAIK, Arlington was colored pink, which I thought odd because
> Arlington, though nowhere near as liberal as Brookline, has a
> reputation for being, after Brookline, the second most strongly
> Democratic town in the state. Indeed, the next day (Thursday), the
> town newspaper (the Arlington Advocate) published the town election
> results precinct by precinct. Approximately 20,000 Arlingtonians voted
> in the special election and approximately 13,500, or more than 2/3,
> voted for Coakley.
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry Weil" <>
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> Subject: Re: Media impact on the special election
>  District?  This was a Senate race, so the "district" is the entire
>> state.  But the Boston Globe earlier this week had an article and a
>> map breaking down the vote by city/town, and I believe this is where
>> this discussion originated.

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