Obama and Lincoln: Have Race Problems in America Improved Since the Civil War?

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

If you didn't see it, check out this chart from Sunday's Washington Post; it looks at the percentage of the white vote that President Obama garnered in the states that existed when Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1860. In a superficial way, no one will be surprised to learn that John McCain got a higher-than-average percentage of the white vote in the confederate states (and the two of the four slave states that stayed in the Union, which 148 years later voted for McCain). I'm not wild about the implied correlation of race and voting, but ... it's interesting. Check it out.

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