The Boston Globe has managed to politicize the literal sun and moon.
An article by reporter Matt Rocheleau published Tuesday asks if the upcoming solar eclipse is “throwing shade at Clinton supporters,” as he claims the “ideal viewing spots” for the upcoming eclipse happen to be in places that supported President Trump in the 2016 election:
There are about 240 counties roughly along the central path of the eclipse, a 70-mile-wide trail extending across the country where people will be able to see a total eclipse, meaning the sun will appear completely obscured by the moon.
And about 92 percent of those counties swung in Trump’s favor, while fewer than two dozen counties voted for his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Trump won many of those counties by a wide margin, securing an average of 71 percent of the vote in counties he won along the path. Clinton, by comparison, got only about 56 percent of the vote in counties she won along the eclipse path.
In their tweet on the topic, the Boston Globe included a handy map to support its assertion that the solar eclipse was somehow discriminating against Clinton voters:
It appears nothing — not even astronomical forces — are beyond the reach of politics and sensationalization.
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