Purple America Has All But Disappeared

USA: David Wasserman/@Redistrict (@FiveThirtyEight) about “#BigSort”: Purple America Has All But Disappeared

FiveThirtyEight: “Counties are increasingly super red or super blue, with less and less in between. …

Those examples prove that communities can change allegiances over time. But most places just aren’t budging — in fact, they’re doubling down. In an increasing number of communities like Baldwin County, Alabama, which gave Trump 80 percent of its major-party votes, and San Mateo, California, which gave Clinton 80 percent, an entire generation of youth will grow up without much exposure to alternative political points of view. If you think our political climate is toxic now, think for a moment about how nasty politics could be 20 or 30 years from now.”