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Old 11-06-2012, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Not that it really matters in the grand scheme of things considering they only garner 3 electoral college votes, but why is DC always so lopsided in favor of Democrats? Over 91% for Obama.

The next closest liberal state (Vermont) in comparison had 67% for Obama.

Even a red state like Utah only had 73% for Romney. This is expected being a Mormon stronghold.

What makes Washington DC so lopsided?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Because even the white residents in the District vote overwhelmingly Democrat. 70-75%

And DC is half white. You can't overcome numbers like that.

Source: former DC resident.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:46 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Lots of black people and government workers live in Washington DC; that's why.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:48 PM
 
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Cuz all the whites who live in DC are very very liberal. Its the San Francisco of the East Coast.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:49 PM
 
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There are virtually no government workers in Manhattan, a very white and very wealthy part of the country, and every resident practically works in the private sector...and Manhattan votes even more Dem than DC. 92% for Obama in 2008! 89% for Kerry in 2004!

I guess it has more to do with the type of people who choose to live in urban areas.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Because even the white residents in the District vote overwhelmingly Democrat. 70-75%
Why is that. Why so liberal compared to other NE states?

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Lots of black people and government workers live in Washington DC; that's why.
There are lots of blacks in other major Northeast areas as well, but no other area is so lopsided. Why are all government workers liberal? I apply for public jobs, and I'm not a liberal.

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Cuz all the whites who live in DC are very very liberal. Its the San Francisco of the East Coast.
Obviously, but why is that so much more true for DC than any other NE state?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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Why is that. Why so liberal compared to other NE states?



There are lots of blacks in other major Northeast areas as well, but no other area is so lopsided. Why are all government workers liberal? I apply for public jobs, and I'm not a liberal.



Obviously, but why is that so much more true for DC than any other NE state?
DC is the most educated city in the country. More Masters and PhD's per capita than any other city in the country. Its not the government workers, its the fact that educated people vote overwhelmingly for democrats. All the blue collar workers in DC are blacks and immigrants unlike other cities like Boston which have significant white blue collar populations. All the whites here are very educated and thus vote democrat. All the blacks vote democrat. So there is zero redneck/ blue collar white vote in DC that would vote Republican unlike other cities in the NE. You will not see a single blue collar white/ redneck in DC. All the whites are educated and well off.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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DC is the most educated city in the country. More Masters and PhD's per capita than any other city in the country. Its not the government workers, its the fact that educated people vote overwhelmingly for democrats. All the blue collar workers in DC are blacks and immigrants unlike other cities like Boston which have significant white blue collar populations. All the whites here are very educated and thus vote democrat. All the blacks vote democrat. So there is zero redneck/ blue collar white vote in DC that would vote Republican unlike other cities in the NE. You will not see a single blue collar white/ redneck in DC. All the whites are educated and well off.
So you're saying that anybody in the country who is white, blue collar, and has a Bachelors degree or lower is uneducated and therefore votes Republican?

Why do all the blacks vote democratic in general?
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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So you're saying that anybody in the country who is white, blue collar, and has a Bachelors degree or lower is uneducated and therefore votes Republican?



Why do all the blacks vote democratic in general?
Whites who have a High School or below education level vote Republican. Whites with a bachelor's or above ( and I mean not from University of Phoenix) vote Democrat.

Because of welfare benefits and that Republicans despise blacks and would love to see them shipped back to Africa.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Metro DC area
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Whites who have a High School or below education level vote Republican. Whites with a bachelor's or above ( and I mean not from University of Phoenix) vote Democrat.

Because of welfare benefits and that Republicans despise blacks and would love to see them shipped back to Africa.
Wrong. It's because Republicans constantly degrade us with untrue statements like the one you just made.
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