Reconstruction is finally over

Alabama now has a Republican legislature. As Steven Taylor notes, it is remarkable that it took so long for the state’s Republican trend in national elections to filter down to the state level.

One thought on “Reconstruction is finally over

  1. The fact that Kay Ivey* won Lieut Gov against Jim Folsom II seems to hint that a lot of the Democratic redoubt was name recognition as a legacy from the pre-1964 era. “Big” Jim Folsom first held office as Governor in 1947, and last in 1959.

    * Given the direction the GOP is travelling, one wonders idly how many Alabama Republican primary voters heard the radio adverts and thought: “KIV? That’s the only true and inspired translation of Scripture! I’m voting for that! Hell yeah!”

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