rural and urban voting patterns

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  1. Redz
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    why is it that dense population areas like the the east and west coast tend to vote democrat, whereas the rural centre of the country votes republican.
    why do you think this happens?
     
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    manu1959 Left Coast Isolationist

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    in california the further from the coast you get the less blue the state becomes
     
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    Simple. Illegal and legal immigration.

    The interior of the country is made up mostly of established citizens whereas the coasts are made up of legal and illegal immigrants.
     
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    in california, the further you get away from LA and SF the redder the counties of California become.
     
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    Here is a map of the 2000 results by each individual county.

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    You should read "O Rotten Gotham Sliding into The Behavioral Sink" it explains alot about human behavior.

    Tom Wolfe is the author.
     
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    cheers guys
    especially freeand fun1 for an excellent map
     
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    Rural areas are largely populated by people who are self-reliant and want as little governmental interference in their lives as possible.

    Welfare recipients tend to conglomerate in metropolitan areas because social services are easier to access there.

    People in urban centers rely on government more during their daily lives. Everything from law enforcement to mass transit and infrastructure to entertainment facilites. They see government as a means of achieving and maintaining the civic environment they seek. Therefore city dwellers tend to vote for Democrats because Democrats are champions of "gimme" and social programs and providers of ever increasing governmental services (as well as interference).

    Folks from rural areas neither need nor want government telling them how to live their lives. And for security, most of them own more than one shotgun.

    Anyway, that's my theory.
     
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    and a great theory it is !!
     
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    Herd mentality in the urban areas vs Individual self sufficiency in the rural areas.
     

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