A rural Nevada County is taking steps to rename a route after 45th US President Donald Trump.
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According to the Washington Examiner, the Lyon County, Nevada Councilors last Thursday voted 4-1 to rename Old Dayton Valley Road to “Pres. Trump Way”. (President Trump Street).
Commissioner Ken Gray (Republican) said: “As far as I know, he [Trump] was a good leader, he supported law enforcement, he supported our military, Mr. He supported the countryside.”
Trump won 69% of the vote in Lyon County, 41 percentage points ahead of Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, according to the Nevada state government’s 2020 election results. Republicans also won big in last year’s election, beating every Democrat running for office.
No resident of Nevada has a home in the Old Dayton Valley Road area, so no one will be affected if the name change to “Pres. Trump Way” approved. However, on the existing Old Dayton Valley Road there are also nursing homes, libraries and public schools.
“Show me a street or a building or a bridge that’s not named after someone who’s had a disagreement with them,” Mr Gray said.
Mr. Gray said that if this community has proposed a road called “Pres. Obama Way”, he already voted in favor of that change.
The Lyon County Council’s proposed street name change will still have to be approved by the County’s planning committee before the change can be made.
Earlier, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt earlier this month Sausu signed a bill to name a section of highway in this state after Trump.
This is one of 41 bills that Mr. Stitt signed and will take effect on November 1, 2021. The portion of Highway 287 that begins in Boise, stretches more than 32km along the Oklahoma Panhandle and ends at the southeastern Oklahoma-Texas border, will be named after the Governor General. 45th US President Donald Trump.
Earlier this year, a Republican lawmaker in Florida was proposing to rename one of the state’s highways, which span nearly the entire length of the peninsula, after Trump.
Congressman Anthony Sabatini posted on his personal Twitter on the evening of January 18 that: “This Legislative Session, I propose to change the name of Highway 27 to ‘President Donald J. Trump Highway.’ This is to honoring one of the greatest presidents in American history.”
According to Tallahassee television station WTXL, Highway 27 goes from the north side of Tallahassee, where it’s known as North Monroe Street, down through the eastern part of the city, where it becomes Apalachee Avenue near the Capitol. The approximately 800km highway continues through central Florida until it reaches the city of Miami. So far, Congressman Anthony Sabatini’s proposal has not been considered by the Florida state congress.