The Solid White Vote Explained – Alexandria Gazette

Alexandria Gazette, Volume 89, Number 266, 12 November 1888

Chairman Barbour, of the State democratic committee, and every one of the Virginia democratic Congressmen elected last Tuesday, may thank the Negroes — who voted solidly against them — for their success; for it was nothing else than the dread of the effects of a black republican victory, and consequently of black supremacy, with all its necessarily incident disorder, confusion and danger, that kept thousands of white men within the democratic lines. A solid negro, naturally tends to make a solid white vote, and it is upon the latter that the welfare of every Southern State depends.

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