There goes the South – Part 7
September 21, 2018
As we have seen, the 11 states of the Old Confederacy were staunch supporters of the Democratic Party for years until some Democrats began to advocate civil rights legislation.
Democratic presidential candidates Harry Truman in 1948 and John Kennedy in 1960 did not receive as many southern Electoral College votes as Franklin Roosevelt did in his four electoral victories.
By 1968 the Democratic candidate, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, carried only one Confederate state. Had he received as many southern electoral votes as Roosevelt did, Humphrey would have been elected.
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