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The beginning of the end for the Republican lock on the south?

The true lesson of the midterms is that Republicans can no longer rely on states of the old Confederacy for unqualified support

By Diane Roberts  

Photo: Li Ying/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Beto O’Rourke lost his bid for Texas’s US senate seat; Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams did not, in the end, make history by becoming the first African American governors of Florida and Georgia. We are still waiting for the “New South” to emerge: a racially integrated, tolerant South, liberated from fundamentalist Christianity, finally freed from the old prejudices that animated the place from the Civil War, through Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Movement. As Southern progressives know, change takes a long time.…

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