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A shameless attempt to tie weather to the election

A shameless attempt to tie weather to the election
I was so hopeful on my drive in this morning. I had heard the uncanny statistic where the Washington Redskins were nearly perfect in predicting the outcome of the presidential election.

I think it goes that if the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the party in charge keeps the White House. If they lose, it means the other party wins. They had been a perfect 17 for 17 in this prediction until the election in 2004 went against the grain.

But I figured maybe there was some correlation between rain on an election day in Seattle and how the White House goes and I'd have the best blog entry ever. Bzzzzt.

I guess the problem is -- it rains a lot in November.  For example, going back to the 1948 election, it has only been dry on four election days -- 2000, 1980, 1976 and 1952. Of course, the party in charge has changed quite often during those times, so no real correlation there, except maybe that three of the four dry days saw a Republican be elected to the White House.

How about Washington governor? The dry days are evenly split between Democrats and Republicans being elected.

Guess it'll just have to be based on who gets the most votes :)