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The Most Democratic County in Each State

Massachusetts

Obama won 77.6% of the votes in Suffolk County, the highest share of any county in Massachusetts. Like the bluest counties in many states, Suffolk County adults overwhelmingly voted for Democrats to represent them in the House and Senate. The county is now represented by only Democrats in the U.S. Congress.

Michigan

Obama won 73.1% of the votes in Wayne County, the highest share of any county in Michigan. 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 other predominantly Democratic areas, the county was roughly 53% white, and residents had a median household income of $41,184. By comparison, 74% of the U.S. population was white and the national median household income was $53,046.

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Minnesota

Ramsey County is the bluest county in Minnesota, with 66.6% of the county’s vote going for Obama in 2012. As in the bluest counties in most states, Ramsey County voters have also overwhelmingly voted for Democrats to represent them in the House and Senate. The county has sent only Democrats to the House in each of the last four congressional elections.

Mississippi

Obama won 88.7% of the votes in Jefferson County, the highest share of any county in Mississippi. 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.The county was roughly 14% white, a much smaller proportion than the U.S. population makeup of 74% whites. County residents had a median household income of $26,028, less than half the national median household income of $53,046.

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Missouri

Obama won 82.7% of the votes in St. Louis County, the highest share of any county in Missouri. While some of the bluest counties in each state have regularly voted for Democrats to represent them in the House and Senate, St. Louis County has been more even in its representation. The county has sent both Democrats and Republicans to the House and Senate over the last 10 years. Democrat Rep. William Clay Jr. now occupies the seat in the House.

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