- We discussed the tendency for urban areas in the U.S. to be more liberal, therefore more Democrat, while rural areas tend to be more conservative, therefore more Republican.
- States are called 'red' (Republican leaning) or 'blue' (Democrat leaning)
- We also discussed the importance of how groups of people tend to vote and what reasons they may have for that.
- Remember, that while there are large blocks that vote one way or another, there are always exceptions.
- Also, remember that people may disagree with the person they vote to represent them in many ways, but they are also typically voting for a series of larger causes.
- Finally, remember that we would be wise to be careful in how we label those we oppose. While they may disagree, labeling others is dehumanizing and demoralizing. It is not good for either party. Not all Republicans think one way, and not all Democrats think one way. Not all African Americans think one way, not all women, and not all white men.
- Just keep up on what is happening with the election, the coverage and any of the analysis that you might hear. We will discuss this casually on Thursday.