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Presidential Tracker: "Every Corner of Every Swing State"

Posted on What's New Presidential Tracker, Katie P. Kelly on September 14, 2011

Historical trends are right on track with our Presidential tracker. As the general election comes closer, visits to states by the President are taking an interesting swing. 

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Presidential Tracker: Following the Money...For Now

On Thursday, June 23rd, President Obama visited both Fort Drum and New York City and held a total of five events. According to the Washington Post, the three events in New York City were all Democratic National Committee fundraisers. Since his election, the President has attended a total of 59 fundraisers, 12 of which have been in New York. In fact, 50 of the president's 59 fundraisers as president have been in the ten states that donated the most money to Presidential campaigns in 2008.

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Presidential Visits: Current Electoral College Rules Distort Attention

Posted on What's New Matt Morris, Presidential Tracker on April 20, 2011

Wonder why you never get to see the President? One reason may be that you don't live in a swing state. We know that presidential candidates concentrate their general election time and resources in the few states that can make or break their election. But it turns out that it's not so different once they get elected; a disproportionate amount of time is spent in those same states. One solution to this problem would be the National Popular Vote plan for president.

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