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    Chachy, txcatlin

    It's not a blue trend in Bell County as a whole, but rather specifically in the Killeen/Fort Hood area.

    There was a lot of population growth there (related to the Iraq war). A lot of that population growth was from minorities - significantly, a lot of African Americans as well as Hispanics.

    On the other hand, the evidence that it is really a "trend" is somewhat weak. The only election in which the trend is really visible is the 2008 election, and while there are demographic underpinnings some of the "trend" may be due to Iraq war blowback against the GOP.

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