Elliott county is a sparsely populated place in northeastern Kentucky. With barely 5,000 registered voters, it hardly has enough residents to sway the state’s partisan direction. However, Elliot county boasts a record above any other county government – they haven’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate in 144 years. It’s the longest recorded county streak in American history.
That record was finally broken in 2016.
Trump did not simply win this county in 2016. He took the place by storm with a 70-26 margin.
That’s a spread of 44 points.
Elliott County had voted for the Democratic Party’s nominee in every presidential election since it was formed in 1869, up until the 2016 presidential election when it voted 70-26 in favor of Donald Trump. This was the longest streak of any county voting Democratic in the United States. It was also the last Southern rural county to have never to vote for a Republican in any Presidential election until 2016. (Wikipedia)