Today's Bit of Irony
Owsley County, Kentucky
Is 99.22% White and 95% Republican
It has the Highest Usage Of SNAP Benefits In the USA
Unless there are more recent statistics on SNAP usage than the official statistics available from the US Department of Agriculture or someone has a very creative definition of "highest useage", the statement is false. If we go back a few years, the statistics may however back the claim.
In the statistics, there are two different values, which both could be described as "usage" in a colloquial language. One value is the ratio of the population receiving SNAP benefits, the other value being the average benefit amount per inhabitant.
If we take a look at the latest statistics from 2010, 52.08% of the population in Owsley County received SNAP benefits, ranking Owsley behind Shannon County, SD (59.33%), Todd County, SD (55.08%) and Wade Hampton, AK (54.13%). If we go back to 2008 and earlier, Owsley County was indeed in the "lead", but the three other counties passed Owsley in 2009 when it comes to number of recipients per population count.
If we look at the average payment per inhabitant, Owsley is even further down the list. The statistic contains however some very strange numbers, which seem erroneous to me. E.g. Hopewell City, VA with a population count of 22655 allegedly received $243,376,900 in SNAP benefits in 2010, making an average monthly payment per inhabitant of $895.23, or per participant of $3,051.67.
There's another issue this question doesn't address: the 95 percent Republican part of the equation.
There are 3497 registered voters in the county; 917 are Democrats; 67 are neither GOP or D. That makes the registered voters in the county about a quarter registered Democrats. In 2012 election, about 17.9 percent of those who cast ballots voted for Obama.
The number of voters who cast ballots for Obama in 2012 must be considered as a subset of the number of people who voted, not as a percentage of the population as a whole.
See registration information and election results at the Kentucky Secretary of State's website (and stop sharing flawed memes on social media, ugh):
2012 Presidential election results: http://elect.ky.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/Election%20Results/2010-2019/2012/2012genresults.pdf
Kentucky registration by county:
Summing up: MOSTLY TRUE,
There are three claims here,
So had the percentage of Republicans been 76% rather than 95% I'd have said it was true. As it sits, it's only MOSTLY TRUE.
And, the graphic doesn't seem to be from the county, but I kind of figured it was a stock image anyway.