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Topic - Gibbs Knotts
The decade-long Republican control of South Carolina government has resulted in congressional districts increasingly safe for the GOP and has marginalized conservative white Democrats who for decades ran the state where the Civil War began.
Mark Sanford's plea for forgiveness succeeded with South Carolina voters on Tuesday, and now his Republican colleagues will have to decide whether they, too, can forgive him.
"I'm really fascinated to see whether this forgiveness ultimately wins out."
In the highly religious state of South Carolina, a public show of contrition can be a "double-edged" sword, said Gibbs Knotts, chairman of the political science department at South Carolina's College of Charleston.