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  •  The white vote in Texas (1+ / 0-)
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    Is already extremely Republican, especially in the rural areas on a Presidential level. The only places where the white vote goes 20%+ for Democrats nationally are the urban areas where the white voters seem to be slowly trending Democratic anyway. Also, Austin whites are pretty Democratic and are getting more Democratic too.

    Mississippi is different because it does not have the large urban centers like Texas does which have some country club white Republicans who are trending Democratic. Collin County is a good example. It's in suburban Dallas, went 70% for Bush in 2004 but only 60% for McCain in 2008 and it's filled with those country club style Republicans. The 7th district is similar but shows an even bigger trend. 69% for Bush in 2000, 64% in 2004 and around 56% for McCain in 2008.

    For more election analysis and redistricting maps, check out my blog CA-2 (former CA-6) College in CA-37

    by Alibguy on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 11:38:49 AM PDT

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    •  This makes (1+ / 0-)
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      Texas sound more like Gerogia where there is some movement away from white polarization among the urban young in Atlanta (though not as much as you would hope).

      The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

      by fladem on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 08:32:43 PM PDT

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