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Old 03-05-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: United States of America
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Would anyone include LV and PS on this list?
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Maybe Palm Springs?
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: United States of America
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Maybe Palm Springs?
Yeah, but the moment you step out of PS you are in Repub territory. But I would include it.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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South Texas is a desert, and heavily Democrat. Brooks County Texas has never in history carried the Republican presidential candidate.

One very interesting thing about the red-blue map, is that Democratic belt across the south. You could walk from Macon, Mississippi to Norfolk, Virginia, in a fairly direct line with little zigzagging, and there are only two places where you'd need to walk a cross a county that carried McCain.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._by_County.PNG

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Old 03-05-2012, 02:14 PM
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Location: Ohio
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South Texas is a desert, and heavily Democrat. Brooks County Texas has never in history carried the Republican presidential candidate.
Southwest Texas is a desert. South Texas is hot and humid. Both are blue.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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South Texas is a desert, and heavily Democrat. Brooks County Texas has never in history carried the Republican presidential candidate.

One very interesting thing about the red-blue map, is that Democratic belt across the south. You could walk from Macon, Mississippi to Norfolk, Virginia, in a fairly direct line with little zigzagging, and there are only two places where you'd need to walk a cross a county that carried McCain.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._by_County.PNG
That belt would be the Peidmont area, yes? Excluding the parts near Jackson, MS and the Mississippi River area.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Being that I am a Mormon Democrat.
I know........but we do exist.
You mean there are two of us!?!
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Southwest Texas is a desert. South Texas is hot and humid. Both are blue.
The lower Rio Grande gets around 20 inches of rain, so does not meet that definition of desert. But its high temperatures raise the transpiration rate above the precipitation, which many geographers classify as desert,as there is net drying tendency through the year, and very little vegetation grows there without irrigation, except fairly close to the gulf coast, which is more humid.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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Would anyone include LV and PS on this list?
Las Vegas is more Libertarian than Democratic.

PS = Palm Springs? Palm Springs is pretty conservative, but still regarded as gay-friendly.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I'll 'third' northern New Mexico. The middle and upper Rio Grande Valley and its adjacent mountain areas are solidly democratic with bastions of urban liberals in the cities and enclaves of hippies and counterculture folks in the hinterlands and small towns. It gets more republican the further east, west and south you get from Albuquerque which itself is pretty diverse, politically, but probably has the largest concentration of liberal democrats in the state.
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