From this link in 2014 (this is at the County level which I will say is close enough)
Poorest: Lowest median income (bottom 10 Counties in the US:
1. Owsley County, Ky.
2. Jefferson County, Miss.
3. Wolfe County, Ky.
4. Brooks County, Texas
5. McCreary County, Ky.
6. Hudspeth County, Texas
7. Hancock County, Tenn.
8. Jackson County, Ky.
9. Clay County, Ky.
10. Holmes County, Miss.
10 highest Poverty Counties:
1. Shannon County, S.D.
2. Clay County, Ga.
3. East Carroll Parish, La.
4. Sioux County, N.D.
5. Todd County, S.D.
6. Hudspeth County, Texas
7. Holmes County, Miss.
8. Corson County, S.D.
9. Wolfe County, Ky.
10. Humphreys County, Miss.
Of course you'll say it's close enough. If a County has a small population and was a huge coal-producer but isn't anymore, is it up to the State to maintain incomes (ie. Owsley Co., KY)?
Oglala County, SD (Shannon County until May of 2015) is an Indian Reservation and strongly Democratic....
But, what does any of that matter to you?
From this link... The 30 most drug addicted cities:
1. Elizabeth, NJ - Mayor Bollwage - (D)
2. Atlantic City, NJ - Mayor Guardian - (R)
3. Kermit, WV - Mayor Sparks - (R)
4. Portland, ME - Mayor Strimling - (D)
5. Baltimore, MD - Mayor Pugh - (D)
6. Missoula, MT - Mayor Engen - (D)
7. Cook County, IL (lots of cities. I'll call it (D)
8. Española, NM - Mayor Lucero (D)
9. Jersey City, NJ - Mayor Fulop (D)
10. Washington, DC - Mayor Bowswer (D)
11. Wilmington, NC - Mayor Saffo (D)
12. Anniston, AL - Mayor Draper (R)
13. Panama City, FL - Mayor Brudnicki - (R)
14. Enid, OK - Mayor Shewey (R)
15. Hickory, NC - Mayor Wright (R)
16. Pensacola, FL - Mayor Hayward (R)
17. Gadsden, AL - Mayor Guyton (R)
18. Montgomery, AL - Mayor Strange (R)
19. Johnson City-Bristol, TN-VA - Mayor Van Brocklin (R)
20. Texarkana, TX-AR - Mayor Bruggeman (R)
21. Tuscaloosa, AL - Mayor Maddox (D)
22. Jacksonville, NC - Mayor Phillips (R)
23. Amarillo, TX - Mayor Harpole (R)
24. Terre Haute, IN - Mayor Bennett (R)
25. Odessa, TX - Mayor Turner (R)
26. Oklahoma City, OK - Mayor Cornett (R)
27. Longview, TX - Mayor Mack (R)
28. Fayetteville, NC Mayor Robertson (R)
29. Evansville-Henderson, IN-KY Mayor Winnecke (R)
30. Chattanooga, TN Mayor Berke (D)
11 D's - 19 R's
From this link
Top 10 Meth STATES
1. Indiana (R)
2. Tennessee (R)
3. Missouri (R)
4. Ohio (Call it mixed - Your state) - Guarantee you that the Meth areas are in the R areas (i.e. SE Ohio)
5. Illinois (D) - Bet you the Meth areas are outside of CHicago
6. Michigan (D) - Bet you the Meth areas are in the Ted Nugent area
7. North Carolina (R)
8. Kentucky (R)
9: Oklahoma (R)
10: South Carolina (R)
Just a note... From my own state:
It references Spokane area in the R part of the state
OMG, you aren't even able to be honest at all, are you?
See that blue part? That would be Spokane, Washington. It doesn't fucking matter if the State voted blue or red, either. If the area where the meth crisis is happening is blue or red, it makes a much larger impact. FFS!
Grow the fuck up.
Wow!!! Such vitriol. I should have been more clear. I was making a general point about the central and eastern part of the state being red.
You asked me to cite, and I did. If you honestly believe that your refutations prove me wrong, that I am somehow "fudging the results", and that the majority of poverty and meth abuse is in Democratic areas, then I leave you to that belief. To be honest, I am a little embarrassed in pursuing this whole discussion, as drug abuse is a nationwide problem that knows no party affiliation.
Perhaps, my good friend BoscoX's ranting got the better of me. I love to debate, but this is not area in which I really care to. Once again, you asked me to cite, so I did. If you want to say "Grow the fuck up", then I suggest you take that advice as well.