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Old 02-26-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The Chicago metro is ridiculously blue, while the rest of the state is very republican. Then again, almost all of the population of the state is packed in the northeast corner.
I thought Dupage and Will county was pretty red.
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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How about the Milwaukee metro area. Milwaukee County is very liberal but the suburban counties surrounding it are staunchly conservative. Much of America used to be like this but in more recent years suburban areas of larger cities have become liberal as well. Milwaukee bucked this trend to the point where some of its suburban counties are the most Republican in the state.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I live in the ultra conservative county in Ohio, white country bible thumping evangelical fundamentalist types, anti abortion gun owners against same sex marriage, especially in the eastern side. Trump signs everywhere along with "Hillary for prison" signs. Democrats do not hold one elected office in the whole county and it has been that way for years although Waynesville once had a democrat mayor.

I would guess that NE Ohio would be more liberal mainly in the bigger cities.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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How about the Milwaukee metro area. Milwaukee County is very liberal but the suburban counties surrounding it are staunchly conservative. Much of America used to be like this but in more recent years suburban areas of larger cities have become liberal as well. Milwaukee bucked this trend to the point where some of its suburban counties are the most Republican in the state.
Yep, Milwaukee county is extremely blue. It's neighbor Waukesha county is Wisconsin's strongest Rebublican County. Waukesha went 60 for Trump, 33 for Clinton. Milwaukee County went 29 for Trump, 66 for Clinton.
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Vermont, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well. I think all of Connecticut might be blue.
There are still conservative enclaves in all of the New England states you've mentioned. Not sure about Hawaii that's probably the exception if there is one.
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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There are still conservative enclaves in all of the New England states you've mentioned. Not sure about Hawaii that's probably the exception if there is one.
There aren't any ultra-conservative enclaves, maybe a few in New Hampshire or Maine. Few towns voted >60% Republican.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Yea VA comes to mind...

Crazy liberal in the north, rva, and c'ville which skews general elections. Then you got one of the most conservative state legislators.
Yep. Arlington, Alexandria and half of Fairfax County is 70% Democratic. The other half of Fairfax is 60-65% Democratic. Then you go into Appalachia and it's easily 70-75% Republican. West of Bluefield and it starts getting into the 80%s for Republicans.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Don't forget Corpus Christi or the Rio Grande Valley in the D column
Nueces County actually went 49-47% for Trump.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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"Inner" NoVA, sure. Once you get into Fairfax County, Manassas, Reston, Herndon, Stafford, etc. it gets red mighty quick.
Not anymore.

Here's the 2016 vote in the legislative district for:
Fairfax: 66% Clinton, 28% Trump
Herndon: 65% Clinton, 29% Trump
Manassas: 54% Clinton, 40% Trump
Reston: 69% Clinton, 25% Trump

Fairfax County: 64% Clinton, 29% Trump (which makes Fairfax County more Democratic than California!)

Stafford County is the only GOP area of those you mentioned. It went 51-42% Trump.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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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.
The Resort Towns aren't that liberal. Aspen was the bluest and it went "only" 70% for Clinton.

Colorado does have some insanely Red Counties though. Kiowa County gave Trump 85% of the vote.
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