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South may be shifting in Democrats' direction

Party sees its best chance to alter the electoral map

A volunteer handed out chairs and milk crates as early voters waited in long lines in Miami yesterday. A volunteer handed out chairs and milk crates as early voters waited in long lines in Miami yesterday. (Robert Sullivan/Getty Images)
By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / October 31, 2008

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HARRISONBURG, Va. - The racial divides that have buttressed Republican power in the South for decades appear to be crumbling in this year's elections, loosening the GOP's firm grip on the region, political analysts and independent pollsters say. (Full article: 1293 words)

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