Excerpt from The Resurgent
By Erick Erickson
According to the Brookings analysis, the less-than-500 counties that Clinton won nationwide combined to generate 64 percent of America’s economic activity in 2015. The more-than-2,600 counties that Trump won combined to generate 36 percent of the country’s economic activity last year.
Clinton won less than 500 counties, parishes, and boroughs out of a total of 3,142 in the entire nation. Those counties and county-equivalents generate 64% of American economic activity. They are urban centers and they are coastal, rich elites. In other words, the people who the Democrats keep saying are being left behind in the American economy blamed the Democrats for being left behind and voted accordingly.