[Vision2020] Most Democratic County in Every State

Ron Force ronforce at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 13:09:04 PDT 2016

Why Romney (and Trump) wishes cows could vote. Here's 2012 presidential
vote by county


Ron Force
Moscow Idaho USA

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Kenneth Marcy <kmmos1 at frontier.com> wrote:

> Most Democratic County in Every State
> *http://tinyurl.com/z9hwhge <http://tinyurl.com/z9hwhge>*
> Next month, the United States will finally elect its next president after
> nearly two years of campaigning, fundraising, scandals, and debates.
> The Democratic party has never been perfectly unified. In this year’s
> Democratic primary, disagreements among registered Democrats seemed
> especially acute. Approximately 12 million Americans voted for former
> presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, versus the 15.8 million who voted
> for nominee Hillary Clinton. Some portion of voters who supported Sanders
> in the primary will likely either not vote, or cast a ballot for a
> third-party candidate.
> Yet, the country’s two-party political system is so structurally
> entrenched that the majority of states that went for Democratic candidate
> Barack Obama in 2012 appear likely to go for Clinton this time as well.
> While the political platform of a party and the candidates within that
> party can change over time, it seems that a portion of the population will
> always vote Republican or Democrat no matter who is running for president.
> Based on voting data compiled by political news organization Politico and
> a review of current and historical representation in the U.S. Congress,
> 24/7 Wall St. created an index to measure the political leanings of county
> residents. The index is based on the political party of the county’s
> elected representatives to the Senate and House of Representatives through
> the last five election cycles, as well as the results of the 2012
> presidential election. Prince George’s County in Maryland is not just the
> bluest county in the state, but also in the nation.
> Even in the most conservative states, there is at least one county that
> has strong Democratic leanings. In Alabama, 61% of total voters opted for
> Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the 2012 elections, one of the highest
> shares the losing the candidate received of any state. Yet, in Greene
> County, nearly 85% of voters cast ballots for Obama. While the state has
> had Republican representation in the Senate for years, Greene County’s
> congresswoman, Terri Sewell of Alabama’s 7th district, is a Democrat.
> Sewell’s predecessor, Artur Davis, is also a Democrat.
> While both those counties lean heavily Democratic and the reddest states
> each tend to have low incomes, adults in the blue counties tend to have
> higher educational attainment rates compared to the reddest counties. In 33
> states, adults in the most Democratic county had a higher bachelor’s
> attainment rate than those in the most conservative-leaning state.
> Race clearly bears a strong relationship to political affiliation in these
> counties. In only three of the reddest counties, a lower share of residents
> identify as white than the national share of 63% of Americans who identify
> as white. On the other hand, 28 of the bluest counties have smaller shares
> of white populations compared to the national average composition.
> *12. Idaho >Bluest county:* Latah County
> Idaho is one of the reddest states in the country, with 65.0% of votes
> going for Romney in 2012. Political leanings are not uniform across the
> state, however. Latah County cast only 45.3% of its votes for Romney,
> helping make it the bluest county in the state. The county has been
> represented by both Democrats and Republicans over the past decade.
> Currently, Rep. Raul Labrador, a Republican, occupies the seat of Idaho’s
> 1st Congressional District.
> Ken
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