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Background on the Election of 1860: Upper South, Richard B. Latner

Latner, Richard B. "Background on the Election of 1860: Upper South." Tulane.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2016.

In the context of Line 9, readers can infer that "bare majority" means

A

the number of voters in favor of immediate secession were large in number.

B

the majority of voters in favor of immediate secession had been stripped of most of their rights.

C

the wish to secede was unconcealed and undisguised by the majority of Southern voters.

D

the number of voters in favor of immediate secession was scarcely sufficient to support the move.