Describe a Republican who voted for Harry Truman in 1948
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« on: November 19, 2023, 11:58:11 AM »

There was an Iowa minister who voted democratic for the first time in his church's history due to being concerned about farm subsidies to his parishioners
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2023, 12:20:38 PM »

Some african americans
Some modetate republicans who supported the clear Truman proposals over Dewey's campaing.
Some anti communist republicans who saw Truman as more as more capable for the Cold War.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2023, 09:22:43 PM »

Massachusetts moderate. Up until that time, Truman was the strongest performing Dem in Massachusetts history, although the Kennedy dynasty and increasing conservatism within the GOP made Massachusetts conservatism a thing of history (unless you count a Rockefeller type like Weld or Baker).
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2023, 11:23:25 AM »

my grandmother if she'd been old enough to vote
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2023, 03:00:23 PM »

Massachusetts moderate. Up until that time, Truman was the strongest performing Dem in Massachusetts history, although the Kennedy dynasty and increasing conservatism within the GOP made Massachusetts conservatism a thing of history (unless you count a Rockefeller type like Weld or Baker).
Super weird how Massachusetts voted more for a candidate from a border state who was very culturally non-Northeastern than it did for FDR who was from a neighboring state. And in spite of Truman doing overall worse in New England & nationwide than FDR did!
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2023, 10:01:22 PM »
« Edited: November 21, 2023, 10:05:03 PM by TheElectoralBoobyPrize »

Massachusetts moderate. Up until that time, Truman was the strongest performing Dem in Massachusetts history, although the Kennedy dynasty and increasing conservatism within the GOP made Massachusetts conservatism a thing of history (unless you count a Rockefeller type like Weld or Baker).
Super weird how Massachusetts voted more for a candidate from a border state who was very culturally non-Northeastern than it did for FDR who was from a neighboring state. And in spite of Truman doing overall worse in New England & nationwide than FDR did!

I still can't get over Dewey beating Truman in NY by just 1% and only thanks to Henry Wallace's candidacy at that. Dewey was the incumbent governor of the state running against a ticket with no ties to NY or the Northeast in general! He only lost to fellow New Yorker FDR by 5 points! Though it's worth noting that Willkie actually came closer to winning NY...
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2023, 11:05:26 PM »
« Edited: November 21, 2023, 11:38:33 PM by E-Dawg »

Massachusetts moderate. Up until that time, Truman was the strongest performing Dem in Massachusetts history, although the Kennedy dynasty and increasing conservatism within the GOP made Massachusetts conservatism a thing of history (unless you count a Rockefeller type like Weld or Baker).
Super weird how Massachusetts voted more for a candidate from a border state who was very culturally non-Northeastern than it did for FDR who was from a neighboring state. And in spite of Truman doing overall worse in New England & nationwide than FDR did!

I still can't get over Dewey beating Truman in NY by just 1% and only thanks to Henry Wallace's candidacy at that. Dewey was the incumbent governor of the state running against a ticket with no ties to NY or the Northeast in general! He only lost to fellow New Yorker FDR by 5 points! Though it's worth noting that Willkie actually came closer to winning NY...
FDR improved in in NYC and other major urban centers in 1944, likely due to wartime industrial jobs in those places helping him. But yeah, it is kinda weird how Dewey wasn't able to match Willke's performance, since he was the popular sitting governor of the state.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2023, 09:14:54 PM »

An African American, a farmer in the Midwest, or just some liberal Republican who didnít officially leave the GOP until Goldwater scared them off for good.
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2023, 11:51:42 PM »

Biggest demographic here would be rural Mid/westerners who wanted farm subsidies to continue.
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