Sunday, March 10, 2019

Greetings from bright red Cherokee County, Georgia: Not totally into this Trump's America thing

But not as big as Reagan in 1984,  Bush pere in 1988, Bush fils in 2000 and 2004, McCain in 2008, and Romney in 2012.  While the votes were still being counted nationally Tuesday night, Republican Donald Trump handily took Cherokee County over Democrat Hillary Clinton. 
After the ballots were tallied late Tuesday, Trump led the former secretary of state by a huge margin locally. In Cherokee County, Trump took 73 percent or 77,085 votes to Clinton’s 23,651 or 22 percent.  (Reporting the unofficial returns, not the official results.)

Source:  Wikipedia
Bordering northern edge of Fulton County (Atlanta)

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

In 2016, the Republican margin of victory shrank by 8.4 percentage points.

Source:  Wikipedia
3rd party votes: 17.3% in 1992; 8.7% in 1996; 6.1% in 2016
44.9% for George Wallace in 1968

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 35.7% - Cherokee County
  • 29.9% - Georgia
  • 30.9% - U.S.

Other Red but not Trump's America location:
Colorado.  Jefferson County.  (3/9/2019)
Kansas.  Johnson County.  (3/9/2019)
Minnesota.  Carver County.  (3/9/2019)
Ohio.  Delaware County  (3/8/2019)
Wisconsin.  Ozaukee County.  (3/8/2019)

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