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Old 06-05-2019, 09:32 AM
Location: Northern Virginia
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Originally Posted by sean1the1 View Post
Orange County, CA it has over 3+ million residents so it actually matters as well.
I dont know by what measure California would be anywhere near the most politically diverse state. The state is one of the strongholds of the Democratic Party.

This thread really should look at counties in Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin.
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Old 06-05-2019, 12:27 PM
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Maybe Miami-Dade County? Miami has a strong Republican establishment dominated by Miami Cubans, but many of the non-Cubans, particularly the New York Jewish transplants and non-Cuban immigrants are heavily Democrat.
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:50 PM
Location: WI
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Winnebago County, WI is pretty swingy.

Voted for Obama (D) in 2008 by 12 points
Voted for Scott Walker (R) in 2010 by 10 points and Ron Johnson (R) by 12 points
Voted for Obama (D) in 2012 by 4 points and Tammy Baldwin (D) in 2012 by 1.4 points
Voted for Scott Walker (R) in 2014 by 11 points
Voted for Trump (R) in 2016 by 7 points and Ron Johnson (R) by 12 points
Voted for Tammy Baldwin (D) in 2018 by 6 points and Scott Walker (R) by 4 points

The other two counties that make up the greater Fox Valley area - Brown (Green Bay) and Outagamie (Appleton) - are also pretty politically diverse...they trend a redder but will vote blue for certain candidates...for example they both voted for Scott Walker for Gov but then Tammy Baldwin for Senate in 2018.

I would say these three counties are a major factor in who wins statewide in WI. But a lot of it also just depends on Milwaukee and Madison. Both are reliably blue, of course, but how much the Dems can drive up turnout there is key.
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:05 PM
Location: Planet Earth
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The two largest counties in North Carolina are Mecklenburg (Charlotte) and Wake (Raleigh), at the presidential level neither county has voted Red since 2004 (and that one was really close) and have been solidly blue since. However since that election state-wide both have voted for Republican governors at least once, and Wake did trend red for one Senate election, but 2004 was the "last stand" at the presidential level. Both counties are not as heavily democratic as Durham but neither are likely to even be "swing counties" anymore, which both were considered 15-25 years ago. Combined both counties today are about 20% of the states population, and are extremely important to democratic candidates at all levels.

Another poster suggested New Hanover, and thats probably a good comparison and what the OP is looking for.
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