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Study shows a political shift of sorts as more people move from blue states to red states

red states turning blue

The political map of America never stays the same for very long. Attitudes change, and people move around, resulting in different blends of Republican red and Democratic blue in the various states.

HERE‘s a look at the changes of late:

Over the last few decades, residents of many traditionally liberal states have moved to states that were once more conservative. And this pattern has played an important role in helping the Democratic Party win the last two presidential elections and four of the last six. The growth of the Latino population and the social liberalism of the millennial generation may receive more attention, but the growing diaspora of blue-state America matters as well.

The blue diaspora has helped offset the fact that many of the nation’s fastest-growing states are traditionally Republican. You can think of it as a kind of race: Population growth in these Republican states is reducing the share of the Electoral College held by traditionally Democratic states. But Democratic migration has been fast enough, so far, to allow the party to overcome the fact that the Northeast and industrial Midwest contain a smaller portion of the country’s population than they once did.

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  1. Robert Hazz Geaunads

    Nobody’s talking much about this political change coming down the line. Generation Z is much more rational in their views than the millenial delicate flower types. Finally, some common sense and reason is returning to college campuses.
    http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9416

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