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  •  This may not change until these states see (0+ / 0-)

    migration out of the state.
    It is like any business. When customers leave, things change. Some of the Red states (e.g., Texas) have been the fastest growing for years. If people start to leave for fear these states have become too extreme, that could make a difference. Of course, migration that actually changes the political makeup of these states could also make a different, but that doesn't seem to be happening just yet.

    •  For us it's not so much resident migration as (0+ / 0-)

      lack of tourists. The incident where 2 tourists (German I think) were shot at a rest stop really hit the tourism market hard. Foreigners stayed away in droves. US tourists declined as well. It's like the drug war violence in Mexico and parents refusing to let their children spend spring break in Cancun.

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