Axios morning email thingie brings us some useful data:
President-elect Biden won just over 500 counties, encompassing 71% of America’s economic activity. President Trump won more many more counties — more than 2,500 — but they represent just 29% of the economy, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program calculates.
Why it matters: The nation’s economic geography is getting even more rigidly divided, Brookings Metro writes.
- “Biden captured virtually all of the counties with the biggest economies in the country (depicted by the largest blue tiles in the … graphic), including flipping the few that Clinton did not win in 2016.”
It’s pretty much what we already know, the Blue states subsidize the Red states, so when Possum Hollar says that they don’t want their tax dollars to help the Blahs (H/T Rick Santorum who oddly would not say Blacks) in them thar librul states/cities, in reality the Blue states (and the Blahs) are subsidising them.
Go ahead, Hooterville: secede.