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Old 07-27-2017, 11:30 AM
 
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Be honest: I know the South is the Sun Belt yet I feel like there are just as many people moving up North from the South. I'd say mostly liberals and LGBT. Is that correct?
No. This isn't subjective; the data shows that domestic migration flows are greater from North to South than the reverse.

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Give it time... Florida has always seen a influx of the elderly who have historically been more Republican.. With the exponential growth of Atlanta and SC cities finally gaining popularity both Georgia and SC will continue to both move blue slow and steady. Beyond that, the younger generation along with the educated populace more likely voting Blue, besides a few hiccups here and there but the trend is obvious.
SC is something of a wild card as it is actually becoming a bit more libertarian as opposed to liberal. It's not as red as some other Southern states but a good bit of the transplants to the states are retirees, so that keeps it safely in the Republican category for the foreseeable future. Also other high-growth Southern states are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse which foreshadows a leftward shift; SC, by contrast, is actually getting a bit Whiter over time so it lacks a key characteristic compared to other states that have slowly shifted/are slowly shifting to the left.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:35 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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No. This isn't subjective; the data shows that domestic migration flows are greater from North to South than the reverse.



SC is something of a wild card as it is actually becoming a bit more libertarian as opposed to liberal. It's not as red as some other Southern states but a good bit of the transplants to the states are retirees, so that keeps it safely in the Republican category for the foreseeable future. Also other high-growth Southern states are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse which foreshadows a leftward shift; SC, by contrast, is actually getting a bit Whiter over time so it lacks a key characteristic compared to other states that have slowly shifted/are slowly shifting to the left.
Its the liberal media's assumption that minorities have to be liberal and that people will only vote for a candidate their own race. Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley and Tim Scott won with mostly white Southern votes, including by dominating the rural areas and winning over evangelical Christians and Catholics. I know many Asian Americans and Indian Americans in the South who are Republicans and voted for Trump because we came here LEGALLY and also care about things like lower taxes, family values, and promoting business and jobs vs giving out more free stuff to those who refuse to better themselves.

I'm a native of Louisiana who just returned after 20 years away. The majority of that time was spent in Maryland which some claim is northern while some don't. Technically its south of the Mason Dixon Line but its a blue state due to the DC suburbs. Living there under that state government has turned me from a centrist to a conservative who usually votes a straight Republican ticket in every election on every level. Nothing will make you run to the Republican Party like living under Martin O'Malley and watching the free ride given to illegals, the death penalty abolished, gay marriage legalized while dozens of taxes are raised.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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Its the liberal media's assumption that minorities have to be liberal and that people will only vote for a candidate their own race.
I never said any of those things; I'm merely talking about correlation. Conservative states that become more diverse over time also tend to get a bit more moderate/liberal. You don't have to like it, but it's the reality.
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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Which in result is making the Southern states more blue I. E. Virginia, North Carolina
I know. It's kind of strange. All of these people are leaving the north due to the business climate and high taxes, yet they want to vote in government that creates the same conditions down here.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:29 PM
 
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I know. It's kind of strange. All of these people are leaving the north due to the business climate and high taxes, yet they want to vote in government that creates the same conditions down here.
That's such an overly simplistic way of looking at things...I really have to chuckle sometimes.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I moved to New Jersey from the south 13 years ago this week. It was the right decision for me.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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Nothing will make you run to the Republican Party like living under Martin O'Malley and watching the free ride given to illegals, the death penalty abolished, gay marriage legalized while dozens of taxes are raised.
You're in Louisiana right? Let's see, LA vs. MD.... I'll take MD, glad you belong where you live. We're doing fine over here... We have a higher quality of life overall while legally smoking pot and not caring what people do in their bedrooms, all while trying to at the least help everyone within our borders. It's just what we do around these parts.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:30 AM
 
Location: The Eastern Shore
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Well, obviously there are not as many people moving south to north as there is north to south. Too many people would rather burn alive in the summer than freeze in the winter. I know of at least one family that will be moving north when the right opportunity presents itself: Mine.


However, there are many people that I graduated with in TN (both high school and college) that have moved north or west. Maybe it is a trend with younger people, but the older folks outweigh them? I don't know. Personally, my family and I do not fit in real well down here, and are ready to move somewhere a little more tolerant, and somewhere that has 4 seasons.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:37 AM
 
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I don't think this the place to gripe about politics using empty political talking points, liberal or conservative.

I moved from West Virginia, which is sort of the South, to Columbus, OH and there is certainly a migration from the South/Appalachia to this area, though a lot of West Virginians are flocking south to places like NC as opposed to Ohio. I like Columbus because it kind of has the best of both worlds: a booming sun beltish growth rate and diversity, with a definitive Midwestern charm
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Conservatives are destroying this country faster than ever. They still support trickle down economics, keeping the minimum wage locked at $7.25 from the year 2009 and thinking it's okay if 45,000 people die per year due to lack of health insurance. They also think climate change is a hoax and think it's okay to dump dirty chemicals into natural rivers. And they think more guns will be better for society, even though there are already more guns owned in the U.S. than people! SMH!!!!
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