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    It's impossible to parse out from this data how much of that is actual changed minds, and how much is the replacement of Republicans who died or white-flighted to somewhere else, with Democrats who moved from elsewhere or aged into the electorate ...
    I'm pretty sure this trend directly correlates to how much experience voters have with public services as vital to the existence of civilization.

    In the past, you've looked at demographic migrations. As time goes on, experience tells us (ie. China and big ag in the US) that survival and social and profession ambition lead to a migration to more urban atmospheres -- where public services are vital to every square inch and are highly regarded by the populace -- which is both a liberal and socialist stance.

    Certainly there are exceptions, but it is apparent even in college towns, the role that public services -- and political appreciation for these services -- play in political outcomes.

    While increased urbanization IS the future (due to energy and societal efficiency, alone) -- the grotesque imbalance at the Federal level,  in the Senate, leads to outcomes dictated by lost libertarian farts in the wind and paranoid conservative fever dreamers who harm the nation, internationally, and do severe harm our most vulnerable brothers and sisters, individually.

    This representational depravity cannot be sustained in the 21st century.

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    Oh, and thanks for another fantastic article.


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