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Old 10-19-2016, 08:21 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Unlike Maryland, Pennsylvania has never (even historically) ever been classified as southern in any definition. Maryland has always (and still is) officially been classified as southern by the Census, no matter how outdated it is.

When I was in a consulting job years ago, I had to travel to middle of nowhere PA (central PA) to a manufacturing site. The thing I found interesting was that, even though the place I was felt rural or "southern," the people didn't even have a trace of a southern accent. It was the weirdest thing because I was expecting these deep southern accents because of how rural the place was, but they didn't have one (although I'm guessing Western PA may be a different story; never been out there). Had a similar experience in upstate New York. In contrast, when you go to rural Maryland (southern MD or eastern shore) or rural Virginia, you will hear some deep southern accents.
Interesting you consider "rural" and "southern" synonymous. Western Pennsylvania has a distinct accent, but it's not southern by a long shot.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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most of the population in the south is in the burbs, obviously not the rural areas. even if GOP is dominating white rural counties, those are a not a large number of voters and a large percentage of overall GOP votes.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:26 AM
 
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most of the population in the south is in the burbs, obviously not the rural areas.
How is that obvious? There are no stats that demonstrate this, and in most of the South, suburban counties include rural areas (e.g., in SC, western Lexington County, western York County, northern Dorchester County, etc.).
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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rural areas are by definition less populated.

anyway, i'm done.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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My question is: Do people in Maryland care what the deep south thinks of them?
No, we don't. They are at least a five hour drive from us, and we don't depend on the deep south for anything, so why should we?

I'm sure that the deep southern states do not care about Maryland, and as some people from the deep south think North Carolina is northern, they probably think we're northern, too. That doesn't mean that they disrespect us, though.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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rural areas are by definition less populated.

anyway, i'm done.
Yes, but there are LOT of rural areas in the South. The region only started urbanizing on a large scale like 50-60 years ago or so.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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most of the pouplation in the south is in larger cities and burbs around them, not rural areas. seems obvious.

anyway, adios
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:33 AM
 
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most of the pouplation in the south is in larger cities and burbs around them, not rural areas. seems obvious.

anyway, adios
But again, there are TONS of rural areas in the South. The larger cities themselves trend blue, as well as many close-in suburbs.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:35 AM
 
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maybe, but that is mostly on the trade issue and energy issues, like coal and fracking. he is going to win a much higher percentage of black and latino votes as well than GOP usually gets.
I'll have what he's having!

You think that after that infamous speech he will garner the approval of more black voters??????
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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I'll have what he's having!

You think that after that infamous speech he will garner the approval of more black voters??????
Or maybe after trying to slobber on some poor girls mouth. REJECTED lol
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