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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Why do democrats still dominate most govt positions/ council positions
in most southern counties?

ETA: Worded it to make more sense
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manwich
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re: Why do democrats still dominate most govt positions/ council positions
Urbanites


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Why do democrats still dominate most govt positions/ council positions
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Urbanites
I worded the question a bit odd. But I was on wikipedia just going through all the counties of states like Alabama and Arkansas and democrats owned government positions there (sheriffs, council members, etc) by like a 10:1 margin.


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Navytiger74
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re: Why do democrats still dominate most govt positions/ council positions
White populations in large urban centers have dwindled to almost nothing in many areas of the country.
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MFn GIMP
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re: Why do democrats still dominate most govt positions/ council positions
demographics


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Why do democrats still dominate most govt positions/ council positions
I fixed my question.

Even in rural counties, dems own almost all the positions.


Mohican
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re: Why do democrats still dominate most govt positions/ council positions
Well, considering that blacks vote overwhelmingly Democrat, it is to your advantage even if you are conservative to run as a D. Most Sheriffs, Councilpersons, etc. will run as a democrat because most of their districts are 40% black or more.


Mohican
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re: Why do democrats still dominate most govt positions/ council positions
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Even in rural counties



Most rural counties are overwhelmingly AA in the South as well.


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ragincajun03
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re: Why do democrats still dominate most govt positions/ council positions
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Most Sheriffs, Councilpersons, etc. will run as a democrat because most of their districts are 40% black or more.


This. You also have alot of rural people who are still long-time Democrat...so in Louisiana such as St. Martin, Vermilion, or Acadia Parish, you run as a self-proclaimed "conservative" Democrat (you're likely a fiscal leftist but can fool enough voters with pro-life and anti-gay marriage stances, none of which have a damn thing to do with local office), all at the same time, if you're in a run-off against a white Republican, you can pull the automatic black vote.


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