Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Greetings from Orange County, North Carolina, a blue zone where even some GOP voters recognize Donald Trump for the con man he is

Orange County saw a total voter turnout of 81,729, which is 70.16 percent of the 116,482 registered voters in Orange County. The county also saw a record number of early voters with 59,766, up from 50,233 in 2012.

Source: Wikipedia

Located in the Durham-Chapel Hill metro area
County seat is Hillsborough

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 57.6% - Orange County
  • 29.9% - North Carolina
  • 30.9% - U.S.

In 2016, Democrats increased their already wide margin of victory by 8.2 percentage points.

Source Wikipedia
3rd-party candidates received 12.0% of vote in 1992, 6.5% of vote in 1996, 4.7% in 2016
(George Wallace received 21% of the vote in 1968)

Other blue zone posts:
Georgia.  DeKalb County.  (3/10/2019)
Maryland.  Howard County.  (3/9/2019)
Michigan.  Washtenaw County.  (3/9/2019)
Pennsylvania.  Montgomery County.  (3/11/2019)

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