Saturday, November 3, 2012

Which states actually influence elections

This video was made by NPR to show which states the votes actually matter in the presidential election. It's pretty interesting.

Living in Ohio, I've noticed that people take voting very seriously. There are lawn signs EVERYWHERE, and they are pretty much 50% Republican and 50% Democratic. The downside to this is that we get a lot of political advertisements, from both parties. On my Pandora station, I often get a mean-looking photo of Obama on the top advertisement, and then a nice-looking photo of Obama on the bottom advertisement. We got 3 phone calls on one day trying to convince us to vote one way or another. Luckily I can tell them that we already voted 2 weeks ago. I will be relieved when this election cycle is finished so that there will be less advertisements.


Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Interesting. Of course those other states, like California are important to deciding the election. It's just not a surprise which way they are going to go.

Katie Lewis said...

Man, it's so true. Ohio is crazy.

Kathy Haynie said...

Thank you for the video! We get "Ohio" in the news a ton. I'm sure it's a relief to have your voting done. We voted this morning.