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Old 01-07-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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57% this time around voted for obama in DALLAS COUNTY. But in 2004, the county was evenly split, but the CITY *** went 75% for Bush, while COUNTY was 50/50.

The thing about TX counties is they contain a huge n umber of suburbs.
Not exactly. NorCal counties are much smaller than SoCal counties. I couldn't believe that I never crossed a county line at least once driving down the mountains on the 14 from Palmdale. That 50 km distance through the mountains to the 5 in Santa Clarita would've ensured that I would've been in another county in Texas.


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The Republican-controlled legislature in Texas gerrymandered the Houston districts to concentrate the liberal voters in as few districts as possible, presumably to keep these voters from voting against GOP candidates. It's not surprising that such concentrated Congressional districts would elect candidates who strongly support their views.

All this example proves is that there is fervor among the liberals who are there, not that the cities are any more liberal than the rest of the state. That is more provable from election results.
That's how the rural interests dominate the state even though the population is concentrated in the cities. With the ousting of Tom Craddick, a (rural) West Texan, for a city boy as Speaker of the Texas House is a milestone that will mark the shift of power from rural to city.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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That's how the rural interests dominate the state even though the population is concentrated in the cities. With the ousting of Tom Craddick, a (rural) West Texan, for a city boy as Speaker of the Texas House is a milestone that will mark the shift of power from rural to city.
And it's something republicans really need to keep an eye on. Because Texas will become just like Pennsylvania. The reason why Pennsylvania keeps going blue and democratic is because of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh even though between the two big cities is a republican conservative stronghold. The same exact thing could happen in Texas not to far from now.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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The same thing will most likely happen in Texas for the 2012 election. I think Texas will be a battleground state by that time. All of the major cities are blue, and finally the suburbs are turning blue (especially in Houston and Austin).
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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