A post from December 2006:
According to the new census projections, we are moving south and west.
By now, everyone has heard that the US's population has reached 300,000,000!
Population shifts have a huge electoral impact because House seats and The Electoral College are determined by population.
In the future, specially the 2012 presidential election, we will see more electoral votes coming from southern and western states.
It's hard to predict the future. However, it is clear to me that future presidents will continue to come from the South and West.
From LBJ ('64) to GW Bush, our presidents have come from Texas (LBJ, Bush and Bush), California (Nixon and Reagan), Arkansas (Clinton) and Georgia (Carter). Ford was the exception (Michigan).
Can we predict the future? No. However, we are a nation that lives in the South and West!
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