All these counties were won by Bryant. Some by fairly large margins.
What do these have in common? They are majority African-American (or in the case of the last three, have no majority race). I may have missed some more in my haphazard research.
I know that turnout was probably down due to a weak Democrat candidate. I also read the map as Noxubee County, home of our old friend Ike Brown, being the only county in the eastern 2/3 of the state to go Democrat (well done, Ike!). But, possibly, could it be that the residents of these counties voted for...Low taxes? An environment that allows for job creation? *Gasp*...against expanding government?
I might be the only one pondering this. I'm sure there will be a lot of scholarly articles written about it. Or, the CL map could be wrong. Or ignored. Or whatever. All of those are possibilities.
The map is found...here.