The West

The Electoral Gateway
  • David M. Rankin


The transformation of the American West has opened a dynamic gateway to victory in the Electoral College. As a monument to the early western gateway, the St. Louis Arch now leads across a Republican heartland through the Great Plains to the Rockies. Unlike the steel frame of the manmade arch on the western banks of the Mississippi River, the natural monuments of the West continue to change their shape over time albeit not as quickly as demographic trends reshape the western electoral landscape.


Western State Republican Party Electoral College Electoral Vote Republican Candidate 
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© Kevin J. McMahon, David M. Rankin, Donald W. Beachler, and John Kenneth White 2005

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