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Old 08-25-2017, 03:47 PM
 
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Orem UT? Ann Arbor MI?

This may help a little bit: What's the most politically diverse county in the most politically diverse state?

Or this: https://heterodoxacademy.org/2015/11...first-edition/

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Old 08-25-2017, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I checked out Houston on the list, and while moderation wasn't a problem for me (I prefer moderation, where no more than 65% of the vote goes to any one party in the 2016 election) and political dominance wasn't a problem (Hilary got 54% and Trump 42% (that's not 2/3 of the whole popular vote for either side), What was disappointing was the fact that less than 6% of the population voted third party. So, to me, a well rounded city has political diversity, and especially given that the third party vote was the highest since Ross Perot in the 1996 election (his second election), I would think that a politically diverse city would have at least 1/2 as many Greens voting as Libertarians, which got about 4% of the popular vote. Numbers for the popular vote in categories of "Other", "Trump", and "Clinton."

Personally, I wouldn't include Houston due to the low numbers of third party turnout. They only voted rounding up to 4% for third party. Personally, I would think a truly politically diverse city would have each party have less than 2/3 of the popular vote and at least 6% of the popular vote going to third party candidates.

Moderate is good, no third-party presence is bad.
I can't imagine any city being as politically as diverse as this. I can't imagine one being anywhere near close to be honest but I'm interested to see otherwise.

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Old 08-25-2017, 04:18 PM
 
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Des Moines IA is another one that fits or comes close to all of the criteria. Davenport is another city in IA that would/could fit. Iowa Election Results 2016: President Live Map by County, Real-Time Voting Updates - POLITICO

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Old 08-25-2017, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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Orem UT? Ann Arbor MI?
DANG!

I didn't know third-party candidates could win that much in a single city!

Very good choice on Orem, Utah.
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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DANG!

I didn't know third-party candidates could win that much in a single city!

Very good choice on Orem, Utah.
Plus it is about 14% Hispanic and has a median household income in the mid 50k area. So, it seems to fit much of the criteria. It is in Utah County: Utah Election Results 2016: President Live Map by County, Real-Time Voting Updates - POLITICO
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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Des Moines IA is another one that fits or comes close to all of the criteria. Davenport is another city in IA that would/could fit. Iowa Election Results 2016: President Live Map by County, Real-Time Voting Updates - POLITICO
In the larger list of cities with a balanced political scene that I've been writing, Des Moines seems to be one of the largest cities to be so politically balanced. I'm thinking either Des Moines, or Colorado Springs might take the cake for larger cities as far as balancing all of those factors, though CS doesn't seem to have as many African Americans as a percentage of the population as Des Moines. Des Moines, although, is only a little less than a percentage point less white than CS.

Good choice!

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Old 08-25-2017, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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Both links in that page are also very helpful! I will definitely give that book a try when I get the time and money to purchase the book in the heterodox academy link. Thank you so much!
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:09 PM
 
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Las Vegas is another one. Nevada Election Results 2016: President Live Map by County, Real-Time Voting Updates - POLITICO

Same with Bloomington(home of State Farm Insurance) and perhaps Normal(pretty much at 8% black and home to IL State) in IL(McLean County): Illinois Election Results 2016: President Live Map by County, Real-Time Voting Updates - POLITICO

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Old 08-25-2017, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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Agreed. Thank You!
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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DANG!

I didn't know third-party candidates could win that much in a single city!

Very good choice on Orem, Utah.
This was kind of a special election cycle for Utah 3rd party candidates though to be fair.
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