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VNV Tuesday: Alabama by the Numbers 12/12/17

I’ve never been to Alabama.  I have no family in Alabama (although my since-passed aunt and uncle retired there).  To the best of my knowledge, I don’t know anyone in Alabama.  Despite all that, I will be watching the returns come in tonight with bated breath and fingers crossed.  For those who are like me, with zero personal knowledge or experience of Alabama, I’m providing numbers and factoids to fill in some of the gaps. ×CloseYou need to login in order to like this post: click here

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Here, I will save you having to click on that link:

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