Sunday, March 10, 2019

Not Trump's America: Greetings from Cobb County, Georgia, where Clinton ended a long winning streak for the GOP in 2016

Cobb’s party chiefs don’t agree on much, but they do on one point: “Cobb has turned blue like most of the metro area has,” Cobb Republican Party Chairman Jason Shepherd said. 
Shepherd uttered these words with much less joy than Cobb Democratic Party Chair Michael Owens, who has long been reticent to say them aloud. “ 
Cobb turned blue,” he said Wednesday morning. “I think it’s the first time I’m officially actually saying that. Cobb turned blue because we’ve had thousands of people engaged across the county that are for the ideals, values and principles that the Democratic Party is about.”
Or, conversely, it could have been because of that sleazy, lyin' bozo at the top of GOP ticket.

Source:  Wikipedia
Bordering the western 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:  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 45.5% - Cobb County
  • 29.9% - Georgia
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Source:  Wikipedia
3rd party votes: 14.9% in 1992, 6.3% in 1996, 6.3% in 2016
39.4% for George Wallace in 1968 (Nixon received 41.4%)

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