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Shannon County, South Dakota, Has Cast the Highest Democratic Percentage for President in the Nation in the Last Three Elections

Published on January 25, 2013, by in General.

This Businessweek article identifies Shannon County, South Dakota, as the county that cast the highest percentage of its votes (of any county in the nation) for the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the last three elections. As the article explains, the vast majority of voters in Shannon County are Native American.

The November 2012 vote in Shannon County for President was: Obama 2,937; Romney 188; Gary Johnson 14; Virgil Goode 6. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

4 Responses

  1. Gregory Koch

    If DC is considered a “county” does this still hold true?

  2. Richard Winger

    #1, good question. President Obama got 90.91% in D.C., which is less than his 93% in Shannon County.

  3. Gregory Koch

    #2 – what about in the previous 2 elections – would Shannon County still have 3 in a row, or would DC have won some of them?

  4. Tom Yager

    The most Democratic county in America is in South Dakota. I learn something new every day!

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