The Daily Beast has a unique way of reporting “news,” and not to disappoint, their method of choosing the 20 Most Patriotic States is unique as well. The Beast looked at the top 20 states for voter turnout, and paired them with the average dollar amount paid out in veteran compensations, including medical care and education, and came up with the “Most Patriotic.”
No. 1 is Maine, with a 62% voter turnout, 13% of veterans among the adult population, spending $5.37 per veteran.
No. 2 is Alaska, with a 56% voter turnout, 15% of veterans among the adult population, spending $4.67 per veteran.
No. 6 is South Dakota with a 57% voter turnout, 12% of veterans among adult population and spending $6.35 per veteran.
No. 20 is Alabama with a 50% voter turnout, 11% of veterans among adult population and spending $5.35 per veteran.
Among the 20, Delaware placed at No. 16 and spent the least per veteran, $3.58.
Among the 20 “Most Patriotic” states considered Blue states are:
Maine, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Oregon, Vermont, Wisconsin, Iowa, Delaware
Among the 20 “Most Patriotic” states considered Red states are:
Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Virginia, Idaho, Alabama
Not among the top 20 Most Patriotic is West Virginia who averages the largest outlay for each veteran of $7.81 and Minnesota who has the greatest voter turnout. Thanks to Fox News. Read the entire story at The Daily Beast.