Is Pierce County becoming Republican territory?

Is Pierce County becoming Republican territory? Election results show area not as liberal as it once was

Supporters of Republican President-elect Donald Trump, flash victory signs during the Pierce County Republican Party’s Election Night Party at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College Tuesday on Nov. 8, 2016. Dean J. Koepfler dean.koepfler@thenewstribune.com

By Melissa Santos – msantos@thenewstribune.com
Washington has been tilting more to the left in recent presidential elections, but not because of Pierce County.

Fewer than half of voters in the state’s second most-populous county cast ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton this year, according to the latest count from Tuesday’s election.

That’s in contrast to about 56 percent of voters statewide who favored Clinton over Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who won 38 percent of the vote in Washington.

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