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Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan: If Mitt Romney Wins FL and VA, It Will Look Like Pro-Slavery Confederacy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Daily Beast writer Andrew Sullivan appeared on “This Week,” claiming if Mitt Romney wins back Florida and Virginia in the Nov. 6th presidential elections, it will be due to the white vote and the South’s electoral map will look exactly as it did during the pro-slavery Confederacy during the Civil War. Sullivan made this observation when host George Stephanopoulos said the latest polls show six out of 10 white Americans intended to vote for Mitt Romney.

PBS reporter Gwen Ifill, who also appeared on the show, said that “we can’t ignore” that there is the possibility that racial animus may play a role in this election, noting that the poll indicates that people are still willing to admit “racial bias.”

To that, Andrew Sullivan added: “If Virginia and Florida go back to the Republicans, it’s the Confederacy. Entirely. You put a map of the Civil War over this electoral map, you’ve got the Civil War.” Yeah, when we used horses and bayonets.

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