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« on: October 16, 2011, 07:11:57 pm »
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I was looking at presidential election results for past elections and it seems like the straight ticket machine is being used alot there. I appears to be a super hyperpartisan place. Even when Evan Bayh was rolling up landslides as governor or senator, most of those counties were voting for his opponent.

Even in three way elections like 1992, those counties were giving Bush 55-60 percent of the vote. Even Barry Goldwater and Alf Landon won all of those counties. Much of this area has been represented by Dan Burton for the past 30 years. Does anyone know why this area has been super partisan for so long. Did this area used to be a JBS stronghold or something?

I've never been to this area so anyone here who has any knowledge of the area or has been there or lived there is welcome to give information.
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 08:42:51 pm »
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Very Republican suburbs/exurbs of a large city, just like in many other parts of the country.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 08:50:18 pm »
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I stayed in north Indianapolis, barely within the county line, and while my hotel was a high rise, the area was quite suburban. Such areas were apparently annexed when Lugar was Mayor. So the next counties would be more exurban than suburban.

Still, such areas seem more GOP than most non-Southern exurbs.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 04:28:22 am »
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JBS was founded in Indianapolis.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 03:23:11 pm »
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Very Republican suburbs/exurbs of a large city, just like in many other parts of the country.
...a traditionally very Republican city, though the city itself has flipped now.

Also, outer suburbs. And very affluent. And traditionally Republican places even before they became suburbs.
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