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« on: December 19, 2009, 09:29:24 pm »
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In the 1948 presidential election, "Dixiecrat" Strom Thurmond carried three Arkansas counties: Crittenden, Lee, and Phillips.

In the 2008 Democratic primary for US President, Barack Obama carried three Arkansas counties: Crittenden, Lee, and Phillips.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009, 09:30:45 pm »
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I guess the whites all went over to the GOP primaries?
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009, 12:01:41 pm »
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All 3 counties have large numbers of African Americans. We can reasonably assume most people who voted in the Dem primary in these counties were black.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2009, 09:26:09 pm »
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I guess the whites all went over to the GOP primaries?

Yeah, but blacks couldn't vote in 1948 in the first place.

The point is that Thurmond only carried the counties where black people outnumbered white people.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 04:30:01 am »
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Which is telling us good things about Arkansas in 1948, really.
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