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Old 09-29-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Northern New Mexico Freakin Rocks! Look at all that blue in NM... DEMOCRAT COUNTRY!!

At least we know a state that is majority Dem, Majority Obama and well Liberal..
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: oceanside , ca
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My vote goes to the red parts of California.



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Old 10-05-2008, 03:37 PM
 
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Whoa, look at San Diego County! Pretty darn red for a large urban county. Even Houston's & Dallas's counties are purpler!
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:07 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Will you look at that map! "Everyone" says CO is red, yet it was more purple than red even four years ago! And some of the red counties are very sparsely populated.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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My vote goes to the red parts of California.



Looking at that map, it looks like the best parts of california are red (SD, Orange county, Ventura, and the Inland areas)
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The right question is "Why do liberals move to conservative parts of the country?" The answer is to get away from the high cost of living and taxes that comes with living in a liberal place. Unfortunately, as another poster said, they don't put two and two together that the reason the old place was so expensive was because it was liberal. And then what do they do when they get to the new place? They try to turn it into the old one by demanding more things that cost money.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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Will you look at that map! "Everyone" says CO is red, yet it was more purple than red even four years ago! And some of the red counties are very sparsely populated.
Good point! Due to the wide variation in size among counties, it can appear that a state is more red than it really is. Often, the largest counties in size are the most rural. Notable exception: St. Louis County, MN. It's the big blue rectangle balancing on the tip of Lake Superior. The city of Duluth and the Iron Range are traditional Democratic strongholds. The upper 1/3 to 1/2 of the county is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and a couple national forests. Moose and wolves can't vote, so the ,ost populated areas color the county blue.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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The right question is "Why do liberals move to conservative parts of the country?" The answer is to get away from the high cost of living and taxes that comes with living in a liberal place. Unfortunately, as another poster said, they don't put two and two together that the reason the old place was so expensive was because it was liberal. And then what do they do when they get to the new place? They try to turn it into the old one by demanding more things that cost money.
Same could be said about conservatives. Lots of them have moved to MN, which has a longstanding liberal tradition. These conservatives appreciate the good schools, good transportation, low crime rates, large amount of cultural activites and well preserved natural resources, but they don't make the connection that the reason we have these things in the first place is because we have relatively high taxes. Minnesotans are smart enough to realize you don't get something for nothing, so taxes are the price we pay for our high quality of life.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Thanks for that map, which confirms that the "reddest" areas are the Rocky Mountain and Prarie states, not the South...Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho I believe are the most reliably Red states in elections. Oklahoma is pretty hard-conservative, as well.

I'd like to see the same map done by Congressional district, though, since they are similar in population, while counties don't tell you anything about the population.
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: oceanside , ca
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Whoa, look at San Diego County! Pretty darn red for a large urban county. Even Houston's & Dallas's counties are purpler!
Its the most conservative urban county. I live in the most conservative city with a population of at least 50,000; which would be Oceanside, THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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