“Decision Desk HQ, a data-provider,” courtesy of the Economist, suggests that the partisan divide between America’s cities and open spaces is greater than ever:
… voters in the least urbanised counties voted for Mr Trump by a margin of 33 points, up from 32 points in 2016. (Specifically these are the bottom 20% of counties by population density. Counties which are more than 10% Hispanics, which shifted right for reasons unrelated to density, have been excluded.) Meanwhile, voters in the most urbanised counties—the top 20%—plumped for Mr Biden by 29 points, up from Hillary Clinton’s 25-point margin in 2016. More broadly, the greater the population density, the bigger the swing to the Democratic candidate (see chart). Even after controlling for other relevant demographic factors, such as the proportion of whites without college degrees or Hispanics in each county, the data suggest that urban and rural voters are more divided today than they were in 2016.
After they destroy the cities, urban liberals often migrate to rural areas, where they proceed to transform the politics in their new abodes in a similar direction, not to mention spike property prices to render real estate beyond the reach of the native born.
It takes a special kind of stupid to leave, say, New York City for Idaho Falls, and, once there, work diligently to make Idaho Falls more like New York City.
How low an IQ must you have to escape a place due to x, y, z, only to work to replicate x, y, z in your new home!
Even Tucker, commiserating with fleeing Californians, failed to mention that they pollute every other locality at which they arrive. Idaho, apparently, is getting so toxic that in 2019, Boise, Idaho’s Wayne Richey, a maoyral candidate, “ran on a very simple platform: Stop the California invasion.”