Modeling the Political Geography of Presidential Voting

  • David Darmofal
  • Ryan Strickler
Part of the Spatial Demography Book Series book series (SPDE, volume 2)


In this chapter we model the political geography of partisan voting that we identified in Chap. 2. We do so for each presidential election from 1828 through 2016 using a common set of covariates for each election. These covariates capture some of the principal fault lines in American political history: race, immigration, and the rural-urban divide. We find that the effects of these variables on partisan voting have changed in meaningful ways over the course of American electoral history.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Darmofal
    • 1
  • Ryan Strickler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceColorado State University PuebloPuebloUSA

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