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  •  In 1976, 1980, and 1984... (7+ / 0-)

    ...the Democratic nominee for president got a higher percentage of the popular vote in the state of Appalachia than they did nationwide.  

    In 1964 and 1988 the portions of the popular vote were very, very close to the nationwide popular vote.

    In 1992 Clinton got roughly the same percentage as he did nationwide, Bush noticeably more, and Perot noticeably less.

    1996 shows the first signs of Appalachia moving away from the Democratic nominee and by 2000 that trend has moved solidly further.

    “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

    by RoIn on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 07:03:16 PM PST

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