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Old 03-30-2018, 10:58 PM
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Location: Miami
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Well, here's the Judgmental Map of Alabama, and note that Birmingham is labeled as "If Portland Had Minorities." But then the southern 'burbs are labeled as "Republicans with Road Rage," which is the the more likely perception of the city!
That's exactly what it feels like, lol I've been telling people the exact same thing. One I've heard was, if Portland and Detroit had a child.
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Old 03-31-2018, 05:06 AM
 
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FYI - just because somewhere has a patches of red in a sea of blue does not make it conservative or even somewhat conservative (NYC is a perfect example).
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Old 03-31-2018, 05:14 AM
 
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FYI - just because somewhere has a patches of red in a sea of blue does not make it conservative or even somewhat conservative (NYC is a perfect example).
And NYC's conservative areas are either Hassidic Jewish enclaves, or suburbanish areas on the fringes of the city.
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Old 03-31-2018, 05:14 AM
 
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When one thinks of the Midwest it's easy to generalize they'd be more conservative, but having lived in Minneapolis for 21 years, now that's liberal-liberal.
Even with the draconian liquor laws there?
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Old 03-31-2018, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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An easy pick for conservative is Jacksonville which consistently shows up on lists of "most conservative cities". It's really not and hasn't been for decades as the last few presidential elections have it tipping slightly red (52% to 48%) along with GOP gerrymandered districts that have recently been redrawn.
Thing is, 52/48 red in a presidential election for a city of any size is probably good enough to warrant inclusion on a 'most conservative cities' list.
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Old 03-31-2018, 03:18 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Not even...it's moderate red according to the 2016 election. Didn't break 60% for Trump.

El Paso County, Colorado - 2016 General Election Results
I guess I stand corrected.
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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Irvine, California (and even just Orange County as a whole)--portrayed as more conservative than it actually is.

Orange County might be more conservative than other urban counties in California, but they're purple now--they went for Hillary in 2016.

As early as 2008 the Democrats, under Obama, had a 13 percent lead over McCain in Irvine. And it's not just because Irvine is a college town. The rest of the city is growing much more liberal, too, because of a large and growing Asian and Muslim community. Think of Irvine as a Silicon Valley in the making-- very wealthy, very white-collar, large Asian population, yet solidly liberal.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City. Everybody is convinced that it's super conservative, but it's not! Salt Lake has not had a Republican mayor in over 40 years, and the city's current mayor is a Democrat, non-LDS, married lesbian woman. She and her spouse are the parents of an adopted son.

The rest of the state is truly very, very conservative, with the exception of a few small areas (such as Park City) that are much more liberal.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Salt Lake City. Everybody is convinced that it's super conservative, but it's not! Salt Lake has not had a Republican mayor in over 40 years, and the city's current mayor is a Democrat, non-LDS, married lesbian woman. She and her spouse are the parents of an adopted son.

The rest of the state is truly very, very conservative, with the exception of a few small areas (such as Park City) that are much more liberal.
Thats definitely true. Any time someone talks about SLC being conservative my first response is: "Clearly youve never been there".
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:11 PM
 
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Salt Lake City. Everybody is convinced that it's super conservative, but it's not! Salt Lake has not had a Republican mayor in over 40 years, and the city's current mayor is a Democrat, non-LDS, married lesbian woman. She and her spouse are the parents of an adopted son.

The rest of the state is truly very, very conservative, with the exception of a few small areas (such as Park City) that are much more liberal.
I would not expect any large city to be conservative even if it's in Utah
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