Special Report

The Most Democratic County in Each State

Colorado

Denver County is the bluest county in Colorado, with 73.5% of the county’s vote going for Obama in 2012. Democrats likely expected the county to swing for Obama, as the county has been represented by a Democrat in each of the last five congressional sessions. As in democratic-leaning areas across the nation, Denver County residents were well educated. Nearly 43% of Denver County adults had at least a bachelor’s degree, far higher than the national rate.

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Connecticut

Obama won 62.2% of the votes in Hartford County, the highest share of any county in Connecticut. Hartford County has sent only Democrats to the House over the last 10 years. Unlike most democratic-leaning areas, Hartford County’s median household income of nearly $65,000 was far higher than the comparable national figure.

Delaware

The bluest county in Delaware is New Castle County, where Obama won 66.3% of the county’s 2012 vote. Many Democrats likely expected the county to swing for Obama, as the county has been represented by a Democrat in each of the last three congressional sessions. Like the bluest county in a majority of states, the county was roughly 67% white, less than the national makeup of 74%. Also, county residents had a median household income of $64,537, higher than the national median household income of $53,046

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Florida

Broward County is the bluest county in Florida, with 67.2% of the residents casting a ballot voting for Obama in 2012. Like many of the bluest counties in each state, where voters overwhelmingly vote for Democrats to represent them in the House and Senate, Broward County sent only Democrats to the House over the last 10 years.

Georgia

Obama won 84.8% of the votes in Clayton County, the highest share of any county in Georgia. In addition to sending a Democrat to the White House, the county sent a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives in each of the last five congressional elections. Like the bluest county in many other states, the county was roughly 22% white, considerably lower than the U.S. population makeup of 74% whites. Also, residents had a median household income of $40,606, much lower than the national median household income of $53,046.

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