More On Chrysler Closings– Did Team Obama Target Red Counties?
2008 Red and Blue Counties (Flickr)
Now here is the latest on the Chrysler closings– I was sent this earlier today:
I have obtained two pdf files from the bankruptcy court.
One is the list of dealers to close and the other is the list to stay open.
I am in the process right now of editing the data into comma delimited format for import to Excell and am about 2/3rd of the way through the closure listing.
I haven’t done any donation cross references yet and that will come.
This has to be done manually ,which is very time consuming due to formatting issues with the data.
But, so far in the shutdown list there is an extremely high correlation between dealers closing and congressional districts BHO lost.
Texas is getting killed and Blue States are sliding by. Florida is also taking major hits and nearly all are in Republican Congressional Districts.
Little West Virginia is getting hammered.
I will know much better when I start doing all the cross reference work after I finally get the data into Excel, but that is going to take time since the data has to be formatted up manually and there are over 2000 dealers involved between the two lists.
So far what I see smells big time.
And, Reboot Congress is asking for some assistance:
I’ve created a list of the cut dealers that *simplifies* the process of gathering donation information from OpenSecrets. It’s a partial solution that needs lots of help from folks on the web. It’s a crowd sourced project.
UPDATE: Here is a list of the closings— Notice all of the Texas and Florida closings.