Election Results Since 2000 by BruceM

Champion(s):

DreyfusB

GrahamJ
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Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Every answer to this quiz is a U.S. state and many questions require multiple answers. I prefer that you spell out state names and comma-separate multiple answers but will accept postal codes.

Full Results:

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1 GrahamJ 352 97 15
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1 DreyfusB 352 97 15
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3 PollakO 338 92 15
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3 TaylorMA 338 92 15
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3 grimesr 338 92 15
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6 KitchenB 337 88 00
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7 WangS 336 86 15
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8 GoodmanDL 328 84 15
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9 RalliP 326 82 15
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10 loganstarr 312 80 15
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11 KonkelT 310 78 15
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12 KaufmanK 305 76 15
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13 srs 303 74 15
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14 RauscherM 298 72 15
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15 LorinBurte 282 70 15
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16 melvillean 281 68 15
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17 frankman10 271 66 15
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18 groug 270 64 15
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19 LearyField 269 62 15
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20 LeeS 261 60 15
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21 jnowell 260 58 15
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22 Commodore 257 56 15
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23 McClintockJ 255 54 15
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24 mwg 251 51 15
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24 ztucker 251 51 15
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26 UncleTed 247 47 15
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27 SchiefelbeinM 246 45 15
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28 Eponine 243 43 15
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29 GarciaD 237 41 15
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30 KPope 230 38 15
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30 Vendy12 230 38 15
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32 McGeeDean 213 35 15
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33 JCEurovision 209 33 15
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34 RobinJRichards 206 31 15
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35 Zamikaze 198 29 15
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36 MattK 197 27 15
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37 ecpekkle 192 25 15
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38 LynchT 191 23 15
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39 DrSteveC 182 21 15
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40 HortonR 174 19 15
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41 HallR 171 17 15
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42 Longford 164 15 15
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43 DarthPace 158 13 15
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44 SokolM 132 11 15
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45 KlionskyG 123 9 15
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46 BClemens 122 7 15
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47 imogen 100 5 15
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48 Jonathan 83 3 15
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49 DouglasLovesVixey 0 1 00
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Questions:

Two answers required. Two U.S. states split their electoral votes by Congressional district rather than a winner-take-all approach. Name both of those states.

(Those two are excluded from consideration for all subsequent questions in this set.)

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Maine, Nebraska

Two answers required. In addition to DC, 14 winner-take-all states have been won by the Democratic presidential candidate each year since (at least) 2000. Those include four on the Pacific Ocean and eight on the Eastern Seaboard, plus which two Central Time Zone states?

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Illinois, Minnesota

Two answers required. Twenty winner-take-all states have gone Republican each time since (at least) 2000. Of those states, Texas has by far the most electoral votes (as of 2020). Two other states in this category have at least 10 EV. Name both of those states.

Hint: These two states are also the unique answer to an unrelated geography chestnut.

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Missouri, Tennessee

Three answers required. Three states that Donald Trump won in 2016 went Democratic each other presidential election this century including 2020. Name all three of those states, with 46 combined EV as of 2020.

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Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

Two answers required. On November 13, 2020, CNN (and many other decision desks) projected that two states went blue for the first time this century. Name both states.

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Arizona, Georgia

Either of two answers is acceptable. Barack Obama won two states in 2008 that no other Democratic presidential candidate has won this century. Name either state.

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Indiana, North Carolina

Two answers required. Two states have followed a red-red, blue-blue, red-red pattern since 2000, which means that 2020 would be first time this century those states did not support the winning candidate. Name both of these states, one of which was embroiled in 2000 recount litigation while the other is the subject of some conspiracy theories surrounding 2004.

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Florida, Ohio

Which state went red in 2000 (the year John McCain easily won its GOP primary) but blue each election since? Bernie Sanders won its Democratic primaries in both 2016 and 2020.

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New Hampshire

Which state has followed a unique blue-red-blue-blue-red-red sequence since 2000? Just before the 2020 election Five Thirty Eight gave Trump a 60% chance of winning this state (which he did). Theresa Greenfield lost this state's 2020 senate race to incumbent Joni Ernst.

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Iowa

Which state, won by George W. Bush in 2004, has followed a unique blue-red-blue-blue-blue-blue sequence? Mark Ronchetti lost this state's 2020 senate race to Ben Ray Luján.

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New Mexico

Three of the states that Bush won twice have gone Democratic from 2008 onward. One of those was widely mocked for the slow pace of its 2020 tabulation. Name that state, where GOP lawyers produced a list of over 3,000 people it accused of voting illegally.

(Many people on that list are soldiers who cast absentee ballots from abroad.)

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Nevada

Two answers required. Name both of the other two states, two time zones apart (with 22 combined electoral votes as of 2020), that have been blue ever since going for W. twice.

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Colorado, Virginia