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Old 02-21-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: DFW
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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?
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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Does NOVA count as "ultra-liberal" or just ultra-Democratic?
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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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.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:54 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Get on the Staten Island Ferry in NYC and you will take a short ride across the harbor between Staten Island, a deep red, conservative, Republican stronghold, and Manhattan, which is pretty much the opposite.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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California
Blue along the coast, Red in the entire Central Valley, save for Sacramento and occasionally Fresno

Washington
Blue along I-5, Red east of the Cascades

Colorado
Blue along the Front Range, with the exceptions of Colorado Springs and Greeley, Red everywhere else, outside of the resort counties

I would think it is safe to say this occurs in many states.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Arizona, urban sections of Phoenix and Tucson, as well as SWern and NEern AZ are Democrat controlled. While Republicans have SEern and Central AZ (minus Flagstaff) and the eastern and NWern suburbs of Phoenix
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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How about Denver/Boulder vs. Colorado Springs?
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:13 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.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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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.
Don't forget Corpus Christi or the Rio Grande Valley in the D column
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:00 PM
 
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Get on the Staten Island Ferry in NYC and you will take a short ride across the harbor between Staten Island, a deep red, conservative, Republican stronghold, and Manhattan, which is pretty much the opposite.
The Northern part of Staten Island is not conservative
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