New census data reveals that 93 of the top 100 fastest growing counties in America voted for Donald Trump, proving Americans are fleeing Democratic strongholds in droves.
Hillary Clinton was universally rejected in these counties in America, garnering only a pathetic 6%.
This is great news for future elections as the Trump movement continues to paint more of the electoral map red as Democrats are unable to expand beyond their liberal big city base.
From deep red Texas to bright blue Oregon to purple Florida, America’s fastest-growing counties overwhelmingly are trending Republican.
The latest population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau make that starkly clear. Of the 100 counties of at least 10,000 residents that had the fastest growth rates from July 2015 to July 2016, 93 voted for President Donald Trump in November. Just six backed Democrat Hillary Clinton. The political leanings of the 100th, Matanuska-Susitna Borough in Alaska, are unclear because that state does not report presidential returns at the county level.
“That signals to me that people are leaving a lot of states that have liberal policies and coming to states with conservative policies.”
Clinton won 26 of the 100 counties that lost population at the fastest rate. That is a higher share than her performance nationwide, when she carried about 16 percent of counties.
Many of the biggest Democratic strongholds shed population. Cook County in Illinois, home to Chicago, experienced the steepest numerical decline of any county in the country. It lost 21,324 people in one year. The second-biggest loser was Wayne County in Michigan, home to Detroit, followed by Baltimore and Ohio’s Cuyahoga County (Cleveland). All are overwhelmingly Democratic. Seven of the 10 counties with the biggest numerical declines backed Clinton.
“That signals to me that people are leaving a lot of states that have liberal policies and coming to states with conservative policies,” said Mike Joyce, a spokesman for the Texas Republican Party.
Joyce should know. His state has nearly a quarter of the top 100 fastest-growing counties. All but one of those 24 counties went for Trump.
Joyce said the population growth is a double-edged sword. Texas expects to add congressional districts after the next census in 2020, which will increase its political muscle. At the same time, he added, many of the newcomers are from liberal bastions like California.
“I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of them are Democrats who are seeking to evade and avoid the very policies they voted for,” he said, adding that it has given rise to a favorite local saying: “Don’t California my Texas.”
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