Special Report

The Most Democratic County in Every State

Arlington County, Virginia
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46. Virginia
>Bluest county:
Arlington County

Obama won 69.2% of the votes in Arlington County, the second highest share of any county in Virginia. In addition to voting to send 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.

Arlington County is represented in the House by Democrat Don Beyer, who was elected in November. The previous 9th District representative, Democrat Jim Moran, had been in office since 1991.

San Juan County, Washington
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47. Washington
>Bluest county:
San Juan County

Washington is one of the more liberal states in the country. The state has voted for a Democrat in every presidential election since 1988. In 2012, 56% of state votes went for Obama. In San Juan county, Obama won 67.1% of the votes, the second highest share of any county in Washington. In addition, the county voted to send a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives in each of the last five congressional elections.

Cabell County, West Virginia
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48. West Virginia
>Bluest county:
Cabell County

Cabell county is the bluest county in a relatively red state. The county voted for Romney in the 2012 presidential election, with 56% of Cabell voters supporting the Republican. This, however, was a relatively small share compared to West Virginia as a whole as 62% of state voters preferred Romney, the fifth best result for the candidate of all states.

Also, the county’s voting record on the congressional level has not always supported Republicans. In four of the last five elections, county voters favored a Democrat.

Dane County, Wisconsin
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49. Wisconsin
>Bluest county:
Dane County

Wisconsin is a relatively blue state, going for a Democrat in every presidential election since 1988. Obama won 71.1% of the votes in Dane County, the highest of any Wisconsin county except for Menominee. Dane County is part of the state’s 2nd District, which is represented by Democrat Mark Pocan and unlike Menominee, has been represented by a Democrat for more than a decade.

Teton County, Wyoming
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50. Wyoming
>Bluest county:
Teton County

Teton County is the bluest county in Wyoming, with 54.7% of residents casting a ballot for Obama in 2012. That is a significant margin, given how red the state is as a whole. In 2012, 69% of state voters supported Romney, the second best results for the Republican candidate in the country. The county, which comprises a single district, has not elected a Democrat this century.

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