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  •  Schaller discusses this in his writings (7+ / 0-)

    The deal here is that while Southern blacks vote at a higher rate than do blacks elsewhere, and vote as a unit for the Democratic Party, Southern whites outnumber them sufficiently and vote GOP in enough numbers to totally swamp the black vote for statewide offices.  

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    by Phoenix Woman on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 08:50:02 AM PDT

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    •  GA has 13 House reps: 7 R & 6 D (0+ / 0-)

      Hardly completely swamped.

      Current gov. is R, but he's term-limited, and the front -runner, former gov. Roy Barnes, is D.

      D incumbents include attorney general, agriculture commissioner, and labor commissioner.

      Yeah, we know about Saxby and Isakson (two R senators), and we're working on that.

      "Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all." --Hypatia of Alexandria, c.400

      by jayskew on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 06:50:37 PM PDT

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      •  That doesn't mean much... (0+ / 0-) the presidential level.  West Virginia, for example, has a Democratic governor, two Democratic senators, and two out of three Democratic congressmen, yet it's been solidly red for at least the past three presidential elections.

        As a matter of fact, I DO drive a Volvo.

        by KTinOhio on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 10:56:12 AM PDT

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