Christian Right Rising

Frederick Clarkson reports on the steady Republican electoral gains made possible by the mobilization of the US Christian Right.

  • 70% of state legislatures
  • 60% of governors
  • 55% of attorneys general

How did they do it? Get-out-the-vote operations, candidate recruitment and training.

For example, white evangelicals make up 32% of the population in Kentucky, but make up 52% of the electorate.

And lest we forget, Republicans control both chambers of Congress.

 

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