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The Washington Post did an article about how most mostly black neighborhoods voted more Republican in 2016 than they did in 2012. The white one is pretty interesting (it looks like a distorted X), but the black one is pretty bizarre too.

As you might expect, the higher the percentage of black people, the lower the percentage of Republican votes up to neighborhoods that are about 95% black. This trend flips, albeit slightly, at the very blackest neighborhoods, those which are 95% or more black. This is not a one time occurrence even though the sample size is small. This happened in both 2012 and 2016, as the top shows.

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    My guess is that's a statistical artifact caused by the small sample size of neighborhoods that are 100% Black. – divibisan Jul 24 at 22:32
  • You have a point. There are few American neighborhoods that are 100% Black. But, the trend shows up in both 2012 and 2016. That could be a significant factor. – Future Jul 24 at 22:42
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    @divibisan Perhaps not a statistical artifact, but a characteristic common for most voiting precincts that have close to 100% black populations? For example, maybe there are a lot of such precincts located in the rural "black belt" of the US, but most ~95% black precincts are located in places like Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia? Or the other way around. I could easily see different voting patterns between such precincts. – Just Me Jul 24 at 23:35
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    I tend to agree with Just Me, the precinct with 100% African American voters will tend to be small, southern, rural precincts. These tend to have older voters. Rural and older tends to skew Republican. – James K Jul 25 at 19:58

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