The downfall of Purple

Prince dies and purple counties are disappearing. 538 explores the country’s continued polarization and it is hard to see how that changes in the next four years. 

“Of the nation’s 3,113 counties (or county equivalents), just 303 were decided by single-digit margins — less than 10 percent. In contrast, 1,096 counties fit that description in 1992, even though that election featured a wider national spread.”

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