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  •  MS actually got bluer this cycle (5+ / 0-)

    even as the rest of the country got redder. Click 'Shift from 2008' on this map and see.

    My hunch is that the difference was black people, fed up with the racism being hurled at President Obama all around them, registering and voting in even higher numbers than 2008. The Black Belt is quite prominent on that map, stretching from Arkansas and Louisiana all the way to Virginia.

    "Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." -Ralph Waldo Emerson "YEAAAAAAARGH!" -Howard Dean

    by AtomikNY on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 01:05:49 PM PST

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    •  Other than VA, not one delivered to us. (6+ / 0-)

      MS would be Deep Blue if there was anything resembling enfranchisement in that festering sore of a state - we would only need like 30% of the white vote to win there.  Something is rotten in the state of Mississippi, and has been rotten since essentially forever.  We should take this one personally.

      "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

      by Troubadour on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 01:09:31 PM PST

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      •  Why? (0+ / 0-)

        The black population is younger in Mississippi, there are more white people in Mississippi, White people tend to vote more, and rightly or wrongly (I feel wrongly) Mississippi is a state that prevents convicted felons from voting and most of those in Mississippi are probably black. There are a variety of reasons to explain why Mississippi is what it is without saying that ever black person is being disenfranchised. Are many of the white voters down there motivated to vote mostly on racism, most likely, but that does not explain everything. Stop trying to make a complicated issue simple.

        "The government of the many, not the government of the money" - Nancy Pelosi

        by Americantrueandblue on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 05:20:14 PM PST

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    •  And Lousiana too - it got more blue (2+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, wasatch

      Seems those folks down on the southern peninsula appreciate the new levees.

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