Sunday, March 10, 2019

Greetings from bright red Forsyth 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. The flipping of Georgia from red to blue, which some eager Democrats had hoped for, didn't happen. 
While some metro Atlanta suburbs that have traditionally voted Republican did side with Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential race, Donald Trump can thank GOP stalwarts like Forsyth County for his win in the Peach State 
And it wasn't even close.
Ahem!  Reducing the GOP margin of victory from 62.7 to 44.9 percentage points is not "holding strong".

Source:  Wikipedia
Bordering the northeastern edge of Fulton County (Atlanta),
east of Cherokee County

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

In 2016, the Republican margin of victory shrank by 17.8 percentage points.

Source:  Wikipedia
3rd party votes: 20.5% in 1992; 9.5% in 1996; 5.7% in 2016
54.1% for George Wallace in 1968

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 50.2% - Forsyth County
  • 29.9% - Georgia
  • 30.9% - U.S.

Other Red but not Trump's America location:
Colorado.  Jefferson County.  (3/9/2019)
Georgia.  Cherokee County.  (3/10/2019)
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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