The intent of this thesis is to analyze the political development of the six counties comprising the I-4 Corridor from 1944 to 2016. The literature review will develop an understanding of realignment theory and its application to Southern and Florida politics. The data analysis will analyze Presidential, Gubernatorial and Senate Election Results from the six counties, compared with census data for each of the six counties to show voting trends at a county-level basis. U.S. Census Data from 1940 to 2010 will also be used to analyze population and population density of the region at-large, and at a countywide level, in our attempt to examine variance in countywide election results across decades.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
Political Science; American Politics and Policy
Orlando (Main) Campus
Conkwright, Ethan M., "The Political Development of Central Florida's I-4 Corridor from 1944 to 2016" (2018). Honors in the Major Theses. 289.