"Red" Putnam County
If you look at the 2008 presidential voting trends, you immediately see that Putnam County is surrounded by a sea of blue - Litchfield, CT to the east; Dutchess to the north; Orange to the west; Westchester to the south. Most of the surrounding counties are overwhelmingly blue and yet Putnam by 10 points plus was red. If you go deeper, all 15 districts in Putnam voted for McCain. Can someone explain this to me? I've spent a fair amount of time in the area and wasn't aware of how different it was politically until I looked into it a little. Just curious about the cultural, historical reasons for what appears to be an anomaly.