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.