The first giant red state magnet was Texas. Then a few years ago Florida became America’s number one destination state. But the recent Census and IRS data find that the Tar Heel State is coming on strong. We doubt that Carolina will supplant Florida or Texas anytime soon, but the state has turned redder over time and it is now a top-five destination state. See the analysis below from our friends at Carolina Journal.
North Carolina is not currently a RED trifecta state – GOP Governor, Senate, and House – but it’s highly likely that next year Republicans will win the governorship and it will then be all red. Then it will be time to abolish the state’s income tax.