Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Not Trump's America: Greetings from Wake County, North Carolina, where Clinton expanded the Democratic advantage in 2016

Amid a Republican wave nationally and across the state, Democrats at nearly every level of government enjoyed more support in North Carolina’s capital county than in previous years. 
Wake County not only flipped from supporting Gov. Pat McCrory in 2012 to backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper this year, voters also approved a half-cent sales tax increase to fund new transit systems and reinstated a Democrat-run Board of Commissioners that raised the property tax rate each of the last two years.

Source:  Wikipedia
Raleigh is the state capital and county seat

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 51.0% - Wake County
  • 29.9% - North Carolina
  • 30.9% - U.S.

In 2016, Clinton expanded the Democrat's margin of victory by 8.8 percentage points.

Source:  Wikipedia
3rd party votes: 15.3% in 1992, 5.9% in 1996, 5.5 % in 2016
(George Wallace received 25.1% of the vote in 1968)

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