my Grandfather, a wonderful caring man from Halifax and Pittsylvania counties Virginia, refused to vote for John Kennedy– because Kennedy was Catholic. My parents could first vote for a President in 1960, because of the 12-month residency restrictions on voting then (until the voting rights act).
At 7:01 PM Alaska time, just as California polls closed, I burst into tears.
I wasn’t prepared for my reaction. It’s been a long time since 1960. Let’s hope Nixon and the southern strategy are gone for good.
[Maybe science will come back?]