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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:26 AM

How the black vote carried Andrew Gillum to victory

Andrew Gillumís campaign always said to count on black voters.

On Tuesday, the Tallahassee mayorís upset win proved him right.

Gillumís friend-turned competitor former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham won the vast majority of counties across Florida in the stateís Democratic primary for governor. But Gillum was able to win where it mattered ó which also happens to be where more Democrats are black.

The map below shows Gillum did best in huge counties like Duval and Broward, while Graham won small and medium counties across the state and dominated the vaunted Interstate-4 corridor.

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/08/29/how-the-black-vote-carried-andrew-gillum-to-victory/

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Reply How the black vote carried Andrew Gillum to victory (Original post)
HAB911 Aug 2018 OP
yallerdawg Aug 2018 #1
EffieBlack Aug 2018 #2
NurseJackie Aug 2018 #6
peggysue2 Aug 2018 #8
mcar Aug 2018 #9
lark Aug 2018 #3
Sancho Aug 2018 #4
honest.abe Aug 2018 #5
David__77 Aug 2018 #11
honest.abe Aug 2018 #12
Cha Aug 2018 #7
lunamagica Aug 2018 #10

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:41 AM

1. These results should remind us once again...

that we need ALL Democrats to turnout if we hope to win!

Anyone remember who was missing in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:42 AM

2. And here, we thought it was Bernie...

 

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:21 AM

6. I know, right?? Apparently...

And here, we thought it was Bernie...
I know, right?? Apparently... from what I've read... most black voters were unaware that Bernie had jumped on the bandwagon.

Also, Rachel's analysis and Lawrence's analysis clearly shows that it was Gillum's message that brought the voters to his side.

I'll never understand why it is that some people are so eager to take credit for the hard work of someone else.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:19 AM

8. This!

I'll never understand why it is that some people are so eager to take credit for the hard work of someone else.

I'd suggest it's because that's who they are--coat-tail surfers.

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:22 AM

9. Right?

The Democratic party base came out for Andrew Gillum.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:42 AM

3. I'd love to see a breakdown by demographics.

It was said yesterday that millenials put Gillum over the top and I'd love to see proof of that because it would be such an awesome trend for the future.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:10 AM

4. The "base" Democratic vote was split between Graham, Levine, and Green...

while the AA vote was solid for Gillum, so he pulled out a win. Without Levine and Green, Grahm would have had an easy victory.

It still remains to be seen if Gillum can win the independents. DeSantan is such a crazy tRumper that some independents may simply vote against him. If so, Gillum has a chance.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:14 AM

5. Clearly this had little to do with Bernie.

Despite the Bernie fanatics desperately trying to convince us otherwise.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:21 PM

11. There are fanatics with different perspectives on that subject.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:22 PM

12. And different agendas.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:23 AM

7. KR! Mahalo, HAB

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:09 PM

10. K&R for visibility.

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