Ted Cruz imagines that the partisan affiliation of Jim Crow segregationists is a "gotcha" against the Democratic Party today, which only makes sense if you ignore everything that's happened since 1964.
SOURCE: New York Times
Powerful Southern conservatives Strom Thurmond, Sam Ervin, and James Eastland led the 1970 filibuster that stopped the Senate from approving a constitutional amendment to elect the president by the popular vote.
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