You have to take the Dixiecrats into consideration.There were pics of Byrd with nearly everyone from the 60's up to when he passed. In the days he was a member of the KKK he was a conservative. Most southern Democrats were southern bibble-belt racists. Southern conservatives were the ones who voted to secede from the Union and fought against the north durring the Civil War. These same Southerners became disgusted with the Democratic party in 1964 because of the civil Rights movement and switched to the Republican party.
You Republicans are too stupid to understand this. You will pay with your political existance come 2020.