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Sat Feb 19, 2022, 03:54 AM

"the big sort" Americans are fleeing to places where political views match their own [View all]

There's a private Facebook group with nearly 8,000 members called Conservatives Moving to Texas. Three of them are sitting at a dinner table munching on barbecue weenies and brownies in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. None are vaxxed.

And they love it here.

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"People weren't wearing masks nobody cared. It's kind of like heaven on earth."

She says when the state of California forced her to close her photography studio over COVID-19 restrictions, she and her husband, a retired newspaper editor, knew it was time to "escape."

America is growing more geographically polarized red ZIP codes are getting redder and blue ZIP codes are becoming bluer. People appear to be sorting.-

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"We felt very out of place and very uncomfortable at times," says Tiffany Wooten, a 43-year-old stay-at-home mom whose family recently relocated from conservative Indiana to liberal Austin. "We were looking at blue cities because we wanted to be with our own people."

https://www.npr.org/2022/02/18/1081295373/the-big-sort-americans-move-to-areas-political-alignment

In the modern era, Texas has fashioned itself into a sort-of breakaway red-meat republic banning books and restricting abortion, blocking mask mandates, and building its own border fence. It retains this national image in spite of the fact that its five largest counties went for President Biden.

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Of the nation's total 3,143 counties, the number of super landslide counties where a presidential candidate won at least 80% of the vote has jumped from 6% in 2004 to 22% in 2020.

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