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Definition of the Dixiecrats from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Dixiecrats

 
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(in US politics) , the popular name for the States' Rights Party, a 'third party' that competed in the 1948 election for US President against the Democratic Party and Republican Party. It was formed to support states' rights. The candidate was J Strom Thurmond, who won five states in the South with 39 votes in the Electoral College.