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

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

    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.

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