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  •  And in 2008? (1+ / 0-)
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    kyril

    What do we use to account for the 2008 election, in which Obama Obama lost AL by 38.8 to McCain's 60.4% of the popular vote? Or MS, where he lost 42.8 to 56.4%? Did a lot more racists move into these states in the intervening years? Not to mention the not-particularly-Dixiecrat state of Idaho where McCain did even better, at 61.5% to Obama's 36.1. And really not to mention AK in 2008, where those former slave-holders rejected Obama 37.7 to 60.2%.

    I think this theory needs a lot of asterisks** and not a little refinement.

    **For instance, here I report simply popular vote. Kos's racial vote stats are presumably from exit polls, whose accuracies would at least need discussion.

    •  Idaho isn't Dixiecrat, (0+ / 0-)

      as you've noted. But it's a very white state.

      Utah has a lot of Mormon influence in the south (near Utah) and White Christian Identity Aryans in the north. Not entirely (there are pockets of liberal Democrats here and there).

      One of the great senators from Idaho was Frank Church. He was against the Viet Nam War and in favor of protecting the environment.

      “If you misspell some words, it’s not plagiarism.” – Some Writer

      by Dbug on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 08:45:23 PM PST

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      •  White potatoes (0+ / 0-)

        Yes, Idaho is pretty white, but that's not what was at issue in the question of whether there is some resurgent remnant of Confederate racism. As I said, the thought still stands in need of more work.

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