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« on: April 02, 2005, 05:40:41 pm »
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Breakdown, the townships, cities, unincorporated areas of your county if you can.
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2005, 05:58:14 pm »
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Those townships in teal are rural, lower middle class areas.  Like the rest of the county, strongly Republican.

Those boroughs in teal are small towns, middle class, and strongly Republican.

Factoryville Borough is the strongest Democratic area in the county.  It still is majority Republican.  It is a medium sized town and middle class.

Exeter township has some of the Wilkes-Barre exurbs in it, but still remains mainly rural and lower middle class.

Falls, Overfield, Clinton, and Tunkhannock townships are mainly rural with a few small towns/villages.  Strongly Republican, though Falls and Overfield are more Democratic friendly.

Tunkhannock Borough is the county seat and is about 2,000 strong.  Strongly Republican and middle class.

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2005, 06:46:23 pm »
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There are 15 incorporated cities in Fresno County and an unincorporated area.

City of Fresno
Northeast suburbs - Mostly "Country Club" Republicans with a small contigent of latte liberals. Republicans soley vote on tax-cuts, Democrats soley vote on gay-rights and the environment.
Northwest suburbs - Blue-collar Reagan Democrats who are socially conservative vote straight-ticket GOP now and comprise around 55% of the area. The other 45% remaning is mostly low-income minorities, Mexicans, South-east Asians, African-Americans that vote Democrat.
*Southeast Fresno - Very Poor, mostly populated with displaced Mexican farmworkers that headed to the city when the Freedom to Farm Act hurt the rural economy.
*Southwest - Similar to the Southeast but has a larger urban African-American population.
*White population is very very right-wing, descendants of Okies reacting to minorities.

Clovis
Mostly populated with traditional blue-collar Okie Republicans, votes GOP by a 2-to-1 margin. Several DINOS. Has expanding population of latte liberals and Country Club Republicans.

Coalinga
Mostly populated with White farmers that are most likely descendants of Okies, and very poor populist Hispanic farm laborers. Slight GOP edge due to higher turnout.

Firebaugh
A very small township dominated by low-income Hispanics, usually farm workers, strong Democrat.  Some white residents form the backbone of GOP support, descendants of Okies.

Fowler
A relatively small township where the White-Hispanic population breaks down about evenly, with a slight edge to the Hispanic population. Slightly leans Democrat.

Mendota
A small township dominated by low-income Hispanics, usually farm workers, strong Democrat.

Huron
A small township dominated by low-income Hispanics, usually farm workers, strong Democrat.

Kerman
A relatively small township where that comprises of low-income Hispanics and some Okie Republicans. Lean Democrat, because of the Hispanics.

Kingsburg
Mostly populated with traditional blue-collar Okie Republicans, votes GOP by a 2-to-1 margin

Orange Cove
A small township dominated by low-income Hispanics, usually farm workers, strong Democrat.

Parlier
A small township dominated by low-income Hispanics, usually farm workers, strong Democrat.

San Joaquin
A small township dominated by low-income Hispanics, usually farm workers, strong Democrat.

Reedly
Farming community, with low-income farm workers some suburban neighborhoods. Strong GOP lean.

Sanger
A township dominated by Hispanic farm-workers along with some Okie white farmers. Some suburban areas. Strong Democrat lean.

Selma
Farming community, with low-income farm workers some suburban neighborhoods. Weak Democrat lean.

Unincorporated Area
Strong GOP, low-income farmworkers, some Native Americans. Mostly consists of impoverished farms. Whites are mostly descendants of Okies.

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According to the 2000 Census, Fresno County is one of the largest, fastest growing, and most diverse counties in the state of California.

With a population of 823,900 (as of Jan 1, 2001) Fresno County is the 10th largest county, up from its ranking of 12th in 1990. The largest city, Fresno, population 441,200, remains the state's sixth largest city. (Fresno Bee 3/30/01)

In Fresno County, three in five people are either Hispanic or members of a minority race, such as African American, Asian, American Indian, or Pacific Islander. (Fresno Bee 3/30/01)

Fresno County is the state's third most diverse county, behind Los Angeles and Alameda Counties. ( Fresno Bee 4/1/01.)
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2005, 08:08:00 pm »
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This is how Camden County, New Jersey voted in the 2004 presidential election. Much of it is upper-middle class, but there are a lot of liberals in the Philadelphia suburbs.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2005, 08:23:18 pm »
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King County in a nutshell

SEATTLE- Liberal Urban Democrat
EASTSIDE - Libertarian Suburban Democrat
SOUTH COUNTY - Middle Class Suburban Democrat
VASHON - Hippy Democrat
RURAL/EXURBAN EAST - Moderate Republican, probably voted for Kerry though.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2005, 12:16:19 am »
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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Basically everything from around Mechanicsburg to the Susquehanna River is very suburban...everything west of Mechanicsburg is rural although there is some suburban development around Carlisle.

Every borough and township in the county voted for Bush, although oddly enough slightly less then surrounding townships north, west and south of the county. It's as if politics change to slightly more Republican once you cross the border into the neighboring counties. The only exception is the city of Harrisburg, which borders the county to the east on the other side of the Susquehanna River. Harrisburg votes very Democratic. The boroughs in the eastern end of the county are barely Republican, and trending Democrat as minorities move in from across the river. There is also a "latte liberal" presence, most notably in Camp Hill. The rest of the county is rural and votes rather strongly Republican, though slightly less in the borough of Carlisle due to the presence of a law school and a few hispanic and black neighborhoods.
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2005, 12:39:56 am »
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I live in wayne county (Detroit) Michigan.  I'll do a breakdown by city later
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2005, 04:39:14 am »
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Let's see, Ventura county California.

This is just going from impressions, so I could be a bit off.

Simi Valley (home of the Reagan library): Highly conservative.
Thousand Oaks (wealthy suburbs): Conservative leaning.
Westlake Villiage(very wealthy suburbs): Conservative leaning.
Camarillo(semi-rural suburbs): moderate to conservative
Oxnard(semi-rural suburbs with a growing urban population) Liberal leaning
Ventura (county seat) centrist to liberal
Port Hueneme(Home to the local navy base): conservative leaning.
Ojai (artistic rural) Liberal.
Other/unincorporated (Largely poor rural): Liberal
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2005, 11:37:18 am »
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City of Fresno
You live in Fresno? Did you know my Aunt Laurie Penco when she lived there?
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2005, 11:38:44 am »
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Those townships in teal are rural, lower middle class areas.  Like the rest of the county, strongly Republican.

Those boroughs in teal are small towns, middle class, and strongly Republican.

Factoryville Borough is the strongest Democratic area in the county.  It still is majority Republican.  It is a medium sized town and middle class.

Exeter township has some of the Wilkes-Barre exurbs in it, but still remains mainly rural and lower middle class.

Falls, Overfield, Clinton, and Tunkhannock townships are mainly rural with a few small towns/villages.  Strongly Republican, though Falls and Overfield are more Democratic friendly.

Tunkhannock Borough is the county seat and is about 2,000 strong.  Strongly Republican and middle class.


Do you have President Forever? That would make an interesting scenario! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2005, 12:26:04 pm »
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City of Fresno
You live in Fresno? Did you know my Aunt Laurie Penco when she lived there?

Well, tell me about the area she lived in...
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2005, 01:01:51 pm »
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Those townships in teal are rural, lower middle class areas.  Like the rest of the county, strongly Republican.

Those boroughs in teal are small towns, middle class, and strongly Republican.

Factoryville Borough is the strongest Democratic area in the county.  It still is majority Republican.  It is a medium sized town and middle class.

Exeter township has some of the Wilkes-Barre exurbs in it, but still remains mainly rural and lower middle class.

Falls, Overfield, Clinton, and Tunkhannock townships are mainly rural with a few small towns/villages.  Strongly Republican, though Falls and Overfield are more Democratic friendly.

Tunkhannock Borough is the county seat and is about 2,000 strong.  Strongly Republican and middle class.
Do you have President Forever? That would make an interesting scenario! Smiley

Yep, I've made a county commisioner scenario, but it's not very good.  I was thinking of making a scenario about the congressional race in PA-11 if Kanjorski retires, but that's on the back burner for now.
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