Yesterday, Charles posted about the poorest states in America. ("They are all hard core red states," he noted.")

Also yesterday, the Washington State Budget & Policy Center released a graph showing the Washington counties with the highest rates of poverty. Saying poverty has skyrocketed in Washington State—where nearly 890,000 people now live below the federal poverty line—the center broke down the geography of our state's poorest people this way:

  • Washington Budget & Policy Center

A majority of those Washington counties with above-average poverty rates voted for John McCain in 2008 and George W. Bush in 2004.