Donald Trump romped across Alabama:
“Step aside Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. Donald Trump is the king of Alabama.
The Republican president-elect, according to uncertified final numbers, defeated Democrat challenger Hillary Clinton by a 28.3 percent differential, the largest margin of victory in a presidential race held within the state since 1972 …”
He did it by running as an old fashioned Southern Democrat. Usually, Yankees are condescending toward Southerners. Trump channeled Huey Long and George Wallace in his own way.
More thoughts on this in the morning. This was truly a realignment of the sort we haven’t seen since the New Deal coalition.