Ye olde Electoral Watering Hole!!!

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  1. Statistikhengst
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    It's not just for math geeks!!!

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    This is a place to hang out and trade electoral trivia and tidbits from 1789-present, stuff that often falls under the radar screen, stuff that is fun to learn. The almighty powers above encouraged me to place this thread here and not in the elections forum.

    Here's how it works.

    Every day, I throw out a trivia question. Whoever gets it right first gets a pos rep from me, guaranteed.

    Anybody can submit a piece of trivia as well. It can be presidential, senatorial, gubernatorial or part of the history of the US House of representatives. I am thinking that very small local election trivia will probably not find a huge amount of resonance....if you contribute electoral trivia, you can also pose it as a question, or just throw it out there, however you may like.

    Anybody can submit a trivia question and can ask me to research it. If my research turns up an answer, I will publish it. And in that case, I get a rep from the questioner!

    Or, you can submit a trivia question and if someone else researches it and gets it right, then you know how to reward him!

    The Trivia can be about names, specific elections, numbers (percentages, swings, trends), lucky-or-unlucky electoral accidents, you name it.

    This thread is NOT about "so and so one and now the USA sucks". :evil:

    Time to charge up those brain cells! :eusa_drool:


    PS. Not trying to make it a partisan thing in any way. I have tons of trivia for both major parties and third parties as well. Trivia no. 1 begins in the second posting.

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    Trivia no 1:

    Can Lightning strike twice?

    There is one and only one state in the Union where the same party carried that state in the national election by exactly the same margin (down to the 100th of a percentage point) twice - and these two wins were within eight years of each other.

    What state, which candidates and when?
     
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    I might check in here to see the answers, but I'm not going to know any myself! I don't know any political trivia. :tongue:
     
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    But it will be fun and I expect we will have some really cool surprises from all sorts of people all over the place.

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    Apologies. I might come through once in a great while, but I am totally inundated with everything else I'm doing. Regretfully little time to spend at USMB right now. Thanks for the invite.
     
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    Poor little orphaned thread..... but I bet with time it will catch on.....


    :)

    I'll leave Trivia no. 1 hanging for a while until someone comes along and bites.

    OUCH!!!
     
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    Here's one I bet people don't know.

    Senators weren't always elected to their positions. Before the 17th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1913, Senators were appointed to their respective positions by state legislatures. Citizens voted for their state legislators, who in turn voted the man into the Senate.
     
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    At least now you didn't pull a shoe out of the water! You got me!
     
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    Correct.
     

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