Minority voters in razor-thin elections pushed Republicans to win, and could spell disaster for Dems

Surprising data from election analysis in Florida and Georgia races could spell disaster for Democrats.

Hotly contested races in each state left election results in limbo as recounts sought final tallies in the runs with razor-thin margins between candidates.

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In the Sunshine State where Republican Ron DeSantis beat Democrat Andrew Gillum for Florida governor by less than one percentage point, contrary to mainstream media reports, it seems it was minorities who gave the former congressman the winning edge.

According to the Washington Examiner:

DeSantis made up from his loss with white voters by spiking his numbers with minorities. DeSantis won 14 percent of black voters and 44 percent of Hispanic voters.

This is a drastic improvement from Trump’s results in 2016 and outgoing Gov. Rick Scott’s results in 2014. DeSantis nearly doubled Trump’s results among black voters and improved among Hispanics by 9 points.

DeSantis improved among all racial demographics from Scott’s re-election in 2014 by 2 points among white voters, 2 points among black voters, and 6 points among Hispanic voters.

 

The surge with minority voters for DeSantis is especially telling as he ran against African-American Gillum, who may have turned voters off with his far-left agenda.

Surprising numbers emerged from Georgia’s gubernatorial race as well, with 75 percent of white women supporting Republican Brian Kemp and 97 percent of black women voting for Abrams, according to The Washington Post. And while white women were slammed for not voting for their fellow female, it seems another group was more directly responsible for Kemp’s winning edge.

According to exit polling data, black men voted at a higher rate than black women for Kemp.

These results were enough to send liberals into another meltdown.

“How can so many black men still align with a party that, now more than ever, is unified by white identity politics?” Renée Graham asked in a Boston Globe column following the election. “This Republican Party is not the party of Lincoln. This is unabashedly the party of white supremacy, migrant family separations, racist fearmongering, and Brett Kavanaugh.”

Vanessa Williams, who wrote the Washington Post piece analyzing the race in Georgia, noted that according to CNN’s exit polling, 11 percent of black men voted for Kemp and threw in some white-women-shaming that has become so typical of the left.

“White female voters in Georgia showed little interest in helping black women fulfill their dream of electing Stacey Abrams as governor, which would have made her the first African American woman to head a state in the nation’s history,” Williams wrote.

“Black men who voted for Kemp were not so much rejecting Abrams as embracing the conservative messages of rugged individualism and free-market economics,” she continued.

“I think it boils down to — the conservative mantra of self-determination and economic empowerment resonates with men, period, but especially with a certain cohort of black men,” Ted Johnson, a senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, said.

Apparently this is so hard to believe that an entire analysis needed to be done.

 

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