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New 'Micros' Cast Deciding Vote In 2004 Election

Between the exurban and rural like the "Micropolitan" areas.
November 24, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Micropolitan areas, which were only officially designated by the US Census in 2003, cast the deciding votes in the pivotal state of Ohio. These "mini-metros" strongly supported Bush, 61% to 39%, over Kerry.

"The Bush campaign paid close attention to these communities. As Kerry's get-out-the-vote troops blanketed Ohio urban centers such as Cleveland, Columbus and Akron, Bush's team homed in on "micros" and wooed voters to the end."

Thanks to Jessica Hanff

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Published on Monday, November 22, 2004 in USA Today
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