Amidst a blanket of Republican red both Hale and Bamberg voted primarily Democratic in the 2000, 2004, and again in the 2008 presidential elections. Indeed, Hale and Bamberg belong to a belt of counties cutting through the deep south–Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina–that have voted over 50% Democratic in recent presidential elections. Why? A 100 million year old coastline.
Via Greenfield, this is pretty much the most extraordinary thing I’ve read in a long time. I don’t much care for news. But I love the stories about what how news gets made, how history operates. This is an amazing story.