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  •  yes. (3+ / 0-)
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    sapelcovits, MichaelNY, wader

    Those blue counties are also some of the least populated counties (like 5-10,000 people total).  The population centers are GOP strongholds like Poplar Bluff (I'm from there), Cape Girardeau, Rolla, West Plains.  Farmington is barely blue sometimes.  Jefferson county can add some Dem votes, but it is a swing county and serves a bellwether for the state.

    •  Nixon did pretty well in (2+ / 0-)
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      Ectoras, MichaelNY

      Giradeau both times. As did Clinton in the 1990s. Both did pretty well in the boot too.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 01:32:17 PM PST

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      •  the boot hockey-sticked it big time (2+ / 0-)
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        ArkDem14, MichaelNY

        3 of the Bootheel counties (Mississippi/New Madrid/Pemiscot) voted for Romney/Kinder while voting for Nixon/Claire/Kander/Koster/Zweifel. So they voted for every candidate that won MO

        The Bootheel is also a very low turnout area.

        Stuff that happened in the 90s is not always true for the 2010s. The swing that started there on the federal level has covered the state level in the last 10 years too.

        The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

        by RBH on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 01:38:09 PM PST

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