Have you heard about “Bellweather Counties”?
They are pretty incredible.
They are a list of counties in the United States that have accurately predicted the winner of the Presidential Election for decades!
It depends how far you want to go back, but there is one list of 20 counties who have all voted for the winner of the election 100% perfectly since 1980.
In other words, they seem to have their finger on the pulse of the nation.
Now that’s an incredible streak to keep alive and it has to end some time, right?
Well, what if I told you 19 of the 20 all voted for Trump this time around?
These counties that have been right in EVERY election since 1980 all came to the same conclusion for 19/20 of them that Trump wins in 2020.
And yet….Biden won, they tell us?
That, my friends, is called “statistically impossible!”
Take a look:
As the Trump campaign challenges the vote count in battleground states, an analysis by the Wall Street Journal is offering the president an indicator that he isn’t off track in believing he actually won the 2020 election.
Of the 19 bellwether counties that have consistently voted for the presidential winner since 1980, all but one chose Trump, the Journal found, PJ Media reported.’
Washington state’s Clallam County was the outlier, backing Joe Biden in a state he won by more than 19 points. The Democrat carried the far northwest, rural county by only about 3 points, however.
Vigo County in Indiana has chosen the winner correctly since 1956, the Journal pointed out. It has missed only two since 1888: 1952 and 1908.
The Journal also noted that just 2.5% of the nation’s counties flipped from one party in 2016 to the other in 2020. Most of those that flipped were by narrow margins.
In addition, state bellwethers Ohio and Florida also chose Trump over Biden.
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Ohio has chosen the losing candidate only twice since 1896, voting for Richard Nixon in his razor-thin loss in 1960 and Thomas Dewey in his famous 1944 upset loss to Harry Truman.
And even ABC News confirms:
A glass case in the history museum on the main street through this city celebrates its curious place in American lore: There’s a photo of John F. Kennedy Jr. on the courthouse steps, and Richard Nixon at Terre Haute’s little airport. A newsreel playing on a loop describes it as “magic town.”
Vigo County, with about 107,000 people on the western edge of Indiana, long had some mysterious mix of quirky politics, demographics, geography, religion, labor and luck so that it had become America’s most reliable presidential bellwether.
Since 1888, this exhibit boasts, the county voted in line with the nation in every presidential election but two. It missed in 1908 and 1952, then remained a perfect predictor of the U.S. mood, a rare place to toggle between Republicans and Democrats in harmony with America.
“That’s wrong now. We’re going to have to change that poster,” said Susan Tingley, the executive director of the museum, which is in an old overalls factory that closed long ago, like most of the local factories.
Vigo County’s most recent winning streak ended this year, as it did for nearly all the country’s reliable bellwethers, most of them blue-collar, overwhelmingly white communities in the Rust Belt. Of the 19 counties that had a perfect record between 1980 and 2016, all but one voted to reelect President Donald Trump, who lost to Joe Biden in both the national popular vote and in nearly every battleground state.
The country’s tribalized politics seem to have finally reached these places that used to routinely swing from one party to the other. The only county that maintained its place as a bellwether is Clallam County, in Washington state.
The ones in the middle all crumbled, leaving many here wondering whether this was merely a Trump-fueled fluke or whether the country has cleaved itself so firmly into two opposing camps that these old political standard-bearers are obsolete. Is Vigo County just one more reliably red square in the red middle of America?
“It speaks to an evolution in American politics,” said David Niven, a political scientist at the University of Cincinnati who analyzed the state of Ohio’s fall from bellwether status this year.
Niven notes these bellwethers were born when political battle lines tended to be drawn more cleanly along economic lines. These middle-class communities were in the center and up for grabs. But as national politics become less about economics and more about culture wars and identity, Democrats have lost their grip in places such as Vigo County that are overwhelmingly white, he said.
Now the places emerging as possible new bellwethers have more racially diverse populations. Delaware’s Kent County last missed in 1992. Its population is 60% white and 27% Black. Blaine County in Montana, which last missed in 1988, is more than 50% Native American.
Vigo County doesn’t look much like America, and its place as its foremost presidential predictor relied on a certain degree of luck, said Matt Bergbower, a political scientist at Indiana State University. It is not as diverse as the nation, with a population that is 85% white. It is not as wealthy or highly educated, either.
But for generations its conservative tilt on social issues was balanced by left-leaning idiosyncrasies. There are four colleges in Terre Haute, a remarkable number for a city its size. It is the birthplace of Eugene V. Debs, a champion for workers’ rights who ran for president as a socialist five times in the early 20th century. The county’s blue-collar workforce was heavily organized and union halls dotted the city.
Terre Haute was once so defined by its factories it even smelled of them. Big industrial plants lined the banks of the Wabash River, and the odor of fermentation and chemicals was in the air. People are happy that the smell is gone now. But it drifted away as the plants closed down, and with it went countless good-paying jobs.
The Democratic-leaning ingredients in town diminished, too. Many young people now leave, seeking better jobs in bigger cities. As industry crumbled, union membership declined.
Trump won in Terre Haute by 15 percentage points, holding his margin of victory in 2016. But local political observers on both sides of the aisle marveled at the dramatic spike in straight-ticket Republican ballots: 11,744, more than one-quarter of all the presidential votes cast. The county government, for the first time anyone can remember, will now be controlled almost entirely by Republicans.
“If you would have told me 10 years ago we would have more straight-ticket Republicans in this county than Democrats, I’d have said you’re a liar,” said Frank Rush, a Republican radio talk show host who voted for Trump.
So, you’re a smart group if you’re reading WeLoveTrump.
I’m sure you’ve already figured this out, but if not let me spell it out for you.
Trump won this election on a GRAND scale.
The Biden campaign had to cheat big to overcome Trump’s lead and they couldn’t do it all across the country.
They had to focus their efforts in 7 key states.
Oh, the ones you’ve been hearing about for 3 weeks now….GA, PA, MI, WI, MN, NM, AZ.
And specifically only in big metropolitan areas in those states.
They couldn’t cheat in every single country all across the country.
And that’s why you’re seeing all of these “statistical impossibilities”.
Because they couldn’t “fix” the data everywhere, only in the key places where they knew they had to cheat to win.
So you end up with a whole lot of things that don’t make any sense.
And that, my friends, is called FRAUD.
Pure and simple.