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« on: January 18, 2013, 08:46:43 pm »

Maricopa, AZ 147K
Utah, UT 139K
Montgomery, TX 105K
Tarrant, TX 95.8K
Collin, TX 95.4K
Waukesha, WI 84K
Salt Lake, UT 77K
Denton, TX 76K
Davis, UT 74K
Orange, CA 69K
Tulsa, OK 62K
El Paso, CO 59K
St. Tammany, LA 58K

Can anyone find any others over 50K?

Here is 2008.

Maricopa won't be in this list in 2012... it might stay republican, but not by nearly that much.

McCain was only part of the story. Though it is deceptive since Maricopa contains plenty of rural areas.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 01:24:29 am »

Cherokee, GA 56.7K
Forsyth, GA 51.4K
Shelby, AL 51.4K
Knox, TN 50.3K

That's all I can find.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 01:41:33 am »

I'm surprised Denton, TX is in there. It contains a college town.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 02:49:22 am »

I'm surprised Denton, TX is in there. It contains a college town.

The rest of the county is just suburbs and exurbs.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 10:03:57 am »

I'm surprised Denton, TX is in there. It contains a college town.

I'm surprised Texas is such a Republican state.  It contains Austin.
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 11:53:29 am »

I'm surprised Denton, TX is in there. It contains a college town.

I'm surprised Texas is such a Republican state.  It contains Austin.

Not to mention a lot of Hispanics and big cities.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 01:14:39 pm »

I'm surprised Denton, TX is in there. It contains a college town.

I'm surprised Texas is such a Republican state.  It contains Austin.

Not to mention a lot of Hispanics and big cities.

Which accounts for mid-40's placement by obama. The overwhelmingly and gargantuan republican suburbd combined with uber gop north and west texas balances tthe rest.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 12:35:26 am »

Waukesha certainly sticks out on this list of sunbelt sprawl counties.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 12:52:04 pm »

Waukesha certainly sticks out on this list of sunbelt sprawl counties.

The Milwaukee exurbs are awful places.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 02:56:59 pm »
« Edited: January 23, 2013, 03:02:01 pm by danny »

Greenville, SC 53.6K.
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 11:36:46 pm »

Conversely, is there a list of the most sparsely populated/rural counties that are Democratic? I realize it could be a lot more time consuming, but many rural counties don't vote Democratic.
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 09:33:26 am »

Conversely, is there a list of the most sparsely populated/rural counties that are Democratic? I realize it could be a lot more time consuming, but many rural counties don't vote Democratic.

There are quite a few here in South Carolina.  Here's the counties with under 25,000 votes that Obama won in 2012:

79.2% Allendale
67.2% Bamberg
52.3% Barnwell
51.6% Calhoun
54.8% Chester
55.8% Clarendon
49.6% Colleton
57.7% Dillon
65.4% Fairfield
63.4% Hampton
57.4% Jasper
67.1% Lee
51.4% McCormick
69.5% Williamsburg
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 09:40:49 am »

Conversely, is there a list of the most sparsely populated/rural counties that are Democratic? I realize it could be a lot more time consuming, but many rural counties don't vote Democratic.

There'll be a considerable number, actually. Southern black belt, western hispanic and/or Native American majorities. Native American counties in the midwest, a number of traditionally Democratic counties in the upper Midwest (primarily Wi, IA and MN, plus a couple in the UP), Hawaiian counties other than Oahu, plus a number of mostly western ski resort counties.
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 04:00:07 pm »

Ok. Rural white counties >60% Obama with his vote total in percents. All have >80% non-Hispanic white and <25,000 votes total.

Orleans, VT 60.87
Franklin, VT 60.62
Lamoille, VT 69.83
Grand Isle, VT 62.11
Addison, VT 68.44
Orange, VT 65.48
Windham VT, 73.05
Bennington, VT 65.45
Dukes, MA 72.89
Nantucket, MA 62.78
Bristol, RI 60.68
Franklin, NY 62.09
Ashland, WI 64.49
Bayfield, WI 61.64
Douglas, WI 64.92
Iowa, WI 64.66
Carlton, MN 61.78
Mower, MN 60.03
Deer Lodge, MT 64.13
Silver Bow, MT 64.79
Summit, CO 61.04
Pitkin, CO 67.98
San Miguel, CO 70.30
San Juan, WA 66.64
Jefferson, WA 63.82
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2013, 02:10:43 pm »

Conversely, is there a list of the most sparsely populated/rural counties that are Democratic? I realize it could be a lot more time consuming, but many rural counties don't vote Democratic.

There'll be a considerable number, actually. Southern black belt, western hispanic and/or Native American majorities. Native American counties in the midwest, a number of traditionally Democratic counties in the upper Midwest (primarily Wi, IA and MN, plus a couple in the UP), Hawaiian counties other than Oahu, plus a number of mostly western ski resort counties.

Don't forget New England.  Vermont, Maine and Western Massachusetts are fairly rural and they all went for Obama in fact in Vermont and Western Massachusetts, Obama got close to 75% in some very white and rural counties.  Also upstate New York had several blue counties although it seems you have an East/West split with the Eastern half of the upstate starting vote more like New England while rural Western New York is more like the Midwest and rural Pennsylvania in terms of voting patterns.  Also I would the coastal sections in Washington, Northern Oregon, and Northern California as Obama won many largely rural coastal counties.
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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2013, 05:17:38 pm »
« Edited: June 14, 2013, 12:12:06 am by ElectionsGuy »


...For liberals. Much like Philadelphia is an awful place for Conservatives.
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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2013, 12:10:40 am »
« Edited: August 01, 2013, 09:53:48 pm by Waukesha County »

Waukesha certainly sticks out on this list of sunbelt sprawl counties.

There are a few reasons Waukesha is like no other... For one thing, turnout is extremely high here. Waukesha is the third biggest county in Wisconsin (389,891) accounting for 6.9% of Wisconsin's population. The county is really rich ($75,000 average), on par with Ozaukee County. 91% of the County is White, and most of them are hard working taxpayers. Much more can probably be explained, but all those factors and more are why Waukesha is so conservative, and also the reason Wisconsin in somewhat competitive.
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2013, 09:55:47 pm »
« Edited: August 01, 2013, 09:57:27 pm by Waukesha County »

I thought I would also post this here:

>30% = 1 County with >50,000 vote margin
>50% = 2 Counties with >50,000 vote margin
>70% = 3 Counties with >50,000 vote margin
>90% = 4 Counties with >50,000 vote margin


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