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Subject:  Re: Just a thought Date:  11/9/2000  7:56 AM
Author:  Goofyhoofy Number:  6418 of 2016007

I too was struck by Tennessee voting for Bush. When we spoke about the election at work this afternoon, I said that as little as I thought about Bush, at least the home state supported him.

Tennessee is an overwhelmingly Republican state. It has a Republican Governor, two Republican Senators, six Republican Representatives and only one Democratic one.

Tennessee, like most of the South, moved out of the "Democratic" column and into the "Republican" one during the 70's and 80's, because of the Democratic support of minority civil rights legislation and other issues which became important to "conservatives" and which were outside the purview of the traditional old-line Democratic bloc. The emergence of Wallace, then Nixon, and finally Reagan destroyed the old line Democrat