Friday, September 09, 2005

Evacuees can scramble political landscape

Evacuees can scramble political landscape - Opinion: "The idea that the New Orleans tragedy could change the nation's political landscape wrongly focuses on President Bush's popularity. The true significance could be the long-term effect on voting by potential hurricane-related population shifts.

If large numbers of residents don't return to New Orleans, election returns in Louisiana and the region -- perhaps even the country -- could change substantially.

At first glance, that would seem to be bad news for Louisiana Democrats, although it's not clear whether a diaspora would help the party in states to which the migrants move."

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