Skip to main content

View Diary: The Texas Trend - Red Not Blue? (39 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Jim Crow is absolutely a big part of it (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    The turnout rate in TX was 28.2% in 1948.

    In 1952, it went up to 43.5%.

    That is not unrelated to a change in African American voting, and is not unrelated to a change in TX's PVI from D+20 to D+2 from 1948 to 1952.

    Remember, e.g. until 1944 the "White Primary" was a fact of life in TX.

    Not all changes with regards to voting rights happened at once in the 1960s.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site