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    Stephen Wolf

    While the Native American population may not numerically explain the Dem lean, I think it plays a very key role. Virtually all of the Native American live within 3 miles of a polling location, as do residents of Havre (while I don't know much specifically about the town, it seems like a normal MT city with a strong social structure. I assume virtually everywhere else is conservative, but ~2500 of the remaining residents are farmers, many of whom live ~25 miles from polling locations via dirt roads. While I have no idea of the road conditions in the mountainous reservation, I doubt they're much worse, and they're much shorter.

    ME-01 (college) ID-01 (home) -9.85, -3.85

    by GoUBears on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 04:30:45 PM PST

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