from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The north-central and northeast United States.
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The Republican nominee could gain about a half-dozen net electors from the transfer of House seats—and thus electoral votes—from the northern Frostbelt to the southern and western Sunbelt.
All that upholds the Frostbelt-to-Sunbelt trend, but it reveals slight but significant shifts in the population just since the summer of 2009.
Already, a handful of Frostbelt states have taken extraordinary measures to help people pay for spiraling energy costs.
(a) the westward movement, especially from the Northeast and subsequently from the Midwest and South regions; (b) southward movement from ‘Frostbelt’ to the ‘Sunbelt’ states, and especially the coastal segments of the Sunbelt; and (c) the flow to urban (particularly metropolitan) areas from rural and small-town communities throughout the nation.