heh, and I also just found this.
Population of counties won by:
Gore=127 million; Bush=143 million
Square miles of land won by:
States won by:
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Professor Olson adds:
In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land
owned by the tax-paying citizens of this great country. Gore's
territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned
tenements and living off government welfare.
Territories don't mean anything. If you think territory is a reflection of the amount of tax-paying citizens, then go visit Wyoming...there's hardly anyone there, yet it takes up a good portion of the maps. Same with many of the other grassland states.
The popular vote is what matters (not in election terms, but in the terms of how many people wanted Bush for president).
Gore = 48.4%
Bush = 47.9%