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  Ku Klux Klan
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DescriptionThe Ku Klux Klan (KKK), informally known as the Klan, is the name of three distinct past and present far-right organizations in the United States, which have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism. Since the mid-20th century, the KKK has also been anti-communist. The current manifestation is splintered into several chapters with no connections between each other; it is classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. It is estimated to have between 5,000 and 8,000 members as of 2012.

The first Klan flourished in the Southern United States in the late 1860s, then died out by the early 1870s. Members adopted white costumes: robes, masks, and conical hats, designed to be outlandish and terrifying, and to hide their identities. The second KKK flourished nationwide in the early and mid-1920s, and adopted the same costumes and code words as the first Klan, while introducing cross burnings. The third KKK emerged after World War II and was associated with opposing the Civil Rights Movement and progress among minorities. The second and third incarnations of the Ku Klux Klan made frequent reference to the USA's "Anglo-Saxon" blood, harking back to 19th-century nativism and claiming descent from the original 18th-century British colonial revolutionaries.

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AL US Senate - Nov 03, 1926 D Hugo Lafayette Black
AL Governor - Nov 02, 1926 D Bibb Graves
WI Governor - Nov 02, 1926 R Fred R. Zimmerman
AL Governor - D Primary - May 25, 1926 D Bibb Graves
WI US Senate - Special R Primary - Sep 15, 1925 R Daniel C. Woodward
Denver Council - District 01 - May 19, 1925 N Gus Reddish
Denver Council - District 03 - May 19, 1925 D Harry W. Risley
CO Lieutenant Governor - Nov 04, 1924 R Einar J. Wallinger
CO Senate 01 (Class B) - Nov 04, 1924 R Golding Fairfield
CO Senate 01 (Class B) - Nov 04, 1924 R Alexander R. Young
CO Senate 01 (Class B) - Nov 04, 1924 R Albert E. Bogdon
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R Allan F. Wright
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R Clyde A. Atchison
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R Charles Wesley Bigelow
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R E.S. Hawkins
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R Minnie C.T. Love
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R Charles E. Holcomb
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R Buford O. Wheeler
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R Gerald W. Whitney
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R Josie J. Jackson
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R Augustus N. Rumin
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R A.A. McDonald
CO State House - Denver - Nov 04, 1924 R Martha E. Long
TN US Senate - Nov 04, 1924 D Lawrence D. Tyson
CO Secretary of State - Nov 04, 1924 R Carl S. Milliken
CO Auditor of State - Nov 04, 1924 R Charles Davis
CO Treasurer - Nov 04, 1924 R William D. MacGinnis
CO Attorney General - Nov 04, 1924 R William Louis Boatright
TN Governor - Nov 04, 1924 D Austin L. Peay
OH Governor - Nov 04, 1924 D A. V. "Vic" Donahey
OK US Senate - Nov 04, 1924 R William B. Pine
KS Governor - Nov 04, 1924 R Ben S. Paulen
CO US Senate - Nov 04, 1924 R Lawrence C. Phipps
CO US Senate - Special Election - Nov 04, 1924 R Rice W. Means
CO Governor - Nov 04, 1924 R Clarence J. Morley
Mayor of Detroit - Special Election - Nov 04, 1924 R Charles Bowles
IN Governor - Nov 04, 1924 R Edward L. Jackson
ME Governor - Sep 08, 1924 R Ralph Owen Brewster
TX Governor - D Runoff - Aug 23, 1924 D Felix D. Robertson
TX Governor - D Primary - Jul 26, 1924 D Felix D. Robertson
US President - D Convention - Jul 09, 1924 D William Gibbs McAdoo
Denver Mayor - May 15, 1923 D Benjamin F. Stapleton
TN Governor - Nov 07, 1922 D Austin L. Peay
OH Governor - Nov 07, 1922 D A. V. "Vic" Donahey
CA Governor - Nov 07, 1922 R Friend William Richardson
OR - District 02 - Nov 07, 1922 D James H. Graham
OR Governor - Nov 07, 1922 D Walter M. Pierce
TX US Senate - Nov 07, 1922 D Earle B. Mayfield