link okay, boys and girls, let's do a little red/blue state analysis. using data from a breakdown found here, for each state i took the net gain/loss (this includes military and civilian) and totalled by who the state went for, presidentially, in 2004. here's what i found... red states: net gain of 11,861 blue states: net loss of 24,289 with 31 red states and 20 blues states, including DC, per state this becomes: red: net gain of 383 per state blue: net loss of 1214 per state what about number of states in each category that had net gains or net losses? red: 14 states gain, 17 states lose blue: 8 states gain, 13 states lose (interesting data point: NH had a net gain of 4) what about the bush states? - texas was #3 with a gain of 6150 - florida gained 2757 biggest loser: - joe lieberman's own CT lost 8586. guess it doesn't pay to appease, joe. i'm attaching a pdf of my spreadsheet, should anyone want to doublecheck my data entry.