Colin Woodward suggested taking a look at the 2000 and 2004 presidential election maps to see the Yankee settled areas of Ohio.
2000 Presidential Election
2004 Presidential Election
The Western Reserve in Northeastern Ohio is clearly visible here. There are other areas of the American North which are more problematic for the Eleven Nations thesis.
George W. Bush won libertarian minded Yankee New Hampshire in 2000 and 2004. Al Gore and John Kerry easily won the progressive minded Yankee Vermont in 2000 and 2004.
The only solidly Blue section of the North is New England where New Hampshire is a Red State and where Maine has Red State tendencies – Yankee New Hampshire and Yankee Maine were Red States in the 2010 midterm elections.
Pennsylvania is more accurately described as Pittsburgh, Pennsyltucky, and Philadelphia. New York is more accurately described as New York City, Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo and a Red State.
2008 Presidential Election
This is Barack Hussein Obama’s presidential map in the Northern States. 2008 was a wave year for the Democrats where Republican turnout was down because of Bush fatigue and a weak Republican candidate in John McCain.
The presidential map in the American North in 2000, 2004, and 2008 hasn’t changed much: the Western Reserve is the Democratic region of Ohio, Northwestern Indiana is the Democratic part of Indiana, Pennsylvania is still Philly, Pittsburgh, and Pennsyltucky, and Eastern Iowa is still Yankee territory.
Don’t miss how Barack Hussein Obama underperformed Gore and Kerry in the Pittsburgh area in Southwest Pennsylvania.
Yankeeland is New England and the counties bordering the Great Lakes in the Deep North. The other biggest concentration of Yankeeland seems to be Southwest Wisconsin, Eastern Iowa, and Southeast Minnesota.
California’s Proposition 8
The Proposition 8 vote in California shows that San Francisco values are the problem of a peculiar region of the Golden State. Ecotopia or The Left Coast supports “gay marriage” – the rest of California does not.
California’s Proposition 187
In the case of Proposition 187, it was voted down only in the San Francisco Bay Area. It should be interesting to learn more about the history of San Francisco. I suspect its influence has spread up and down the Pacific Coast in the last twenty years or so.