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Old 02-21-2017, 11:02 PM
 
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With Texas, you have Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and El Paso as Democratic, with the inner cities at least of Austin, Houston, and Dallas being quite liberal. Then there are cities like Midland, Odessa, Tyler, etc. that are very conservative, along with pretty much all small towns and rural areas, and many suburbs. With changing demographics, the state is getting more Democratic and liberal, but it won't affect elections to a large degree until voter turnout improves substantially.
I bet Texas would be a blue state if every person of color voted
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:54 AM
 
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With Texas, you have Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and El Paso as Democratic, with the inner cities at least of Austin, Houston, and Dallas being quite liberal. Then there are cities like Midland, Odessa, Tyler, etc. that are very conservative, along with pretty much all small towns and rural areas, and many suburbs. With changing demographics, the state is getting more Democratic and liberal, but it won't affect elections to a large degree until voter turnout improves substantially.
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Don't forget Corpus Christi or the Rio Grande Valley in the D column
With Texas just say South Texas is blue besides the biggest cities.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Which states (Red, Purple, or Blue ones) contain an ultra-liberal and an ultra-conservative area that both constitute a significant proportion of its population?

The only state that comes to mind is Oregon, which used to lean slightly towards blue due to the heavily blue Portland metro and the heavily red regions east of the Cascades (though the latter region seems to have shifted a little more towards blue recently.)

Any other examples of states like this?
Define significant proportion? Many states have areas that are politically on opposite ends. New Castle County here in Delaware is staunchly liberal, but Kent and Sussex Counties are conservative.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Does NOVA count as "ultra-liberal" or just ultra-Democratic?
"Inner" NoVA, sure. Once you get into Fairfax County, Manassas, Reston, Herndon, Stafford, etc. it gets red mighty quick.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I would say Florida. Miami, Tampa, and Orlando are all islands of blue surrounded by vast seas of red.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Georgia has vast contrasts within the state. Metro Atlanta inside the perimeter is extremely blue, particularly central Fulton and DeKalb counties. The rural counties north of the metro area, which lack the large black populations of areas further south, have Republican percentages in the 70s and 80s in many elections.

Most medium sized to large states have similar spatially oriented political contrasts - those that don't like Massachusetts on one end and Oklahoma on the other are the exception.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:51 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I think of Florida as the most bellwether state with a hodge podge of red and blue spread throughout the state.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:53 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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New York.

NYC (with the exception of most of Staten Island) is majority blue, which is what really makes NY a reliable Democratic state.

However, a majority of the counties in the state are red. Long Island for the most part is conservative, and a large portion of upstate even around the cities are conservative.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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The transition of Colorado is complete. 30 years ago, this was a fairly moderate, slightly conservative state. With the influx of folks from more liberal parts of the country, CO has turned blue in a relatively short period.

Denver/Boulder Metro = About 60/40 Liberal.
Colorado Springs Metro = About 60/40 Conservative.
West Slope/Eastern Plains = About 80/20 Conservative.
Resort Towns with celebrity wealth = About 80/20 Liberal.

Considering Metro Denver contains approximately 65% of the state's population and the Springs around 13% with the remainder about 50/50. We've become decidedly blue and don't see us turning back.
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:30 PM
 
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New York.

NYC (with the exception of most of Staten Island) is majority blue, which is what really makes NY a reliable Democratic state.

However, a majority of the counties in the state are red. Long Island for the most part is conservative, and a large portion of upstate even around the cities are conservative.
In Upstate, the counties that the bigger cities are in, as well as the counties Ithaca, Hudson and Plattsburgh are in are "blue". Even in the "red" counties, the cities and/or college towns tend to be blue or at least purple. It is generally is about leanings either way too.
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