How The Ku Klux Klan Helped The Republican Party Win The South

June 4, 2016 James Conrad 1

A study conducted by American Sociology Association researchers from Notre Dame, Yale and Brandeis suggests that the KKK, which had become more organized in the wake of the growing Civil Rights Movement of the early 1960s, helped the Republican Party gain a lasting voting stronghold in the southern United States.

The study analyzed vote totals county-by-county in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Virginia and North and South Carolina, taking into account whether or not the Ku Klux Klan had established a chapter in those states. […]

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