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Thu May 12, 2022, 12:49 AM

Why did the Moderate White voters and Conservative Black voters in FL elected DeSantis instead of

Andrew Gillum?

The 2018 Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee for FL who happens to be black.

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Reply Why did the Moderate White voters and Conservative Black voters in FL elected DeSantis instead of (Original post)
nkpolitics1212 May 12 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 12 #1
LonePirate May 12 #2
radical noodle May 12 #3
brush May 12 #4
YorkRd May 12 #5
Deuxcents May 12 #6
nkpolitics1212 May 12 #7

Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 12:52 AM

1. Damned if I know, my dear nkpolitisc1212!

I wasn't paying a lot of attention.

And your question is a very good one. I hope someone who does have a clue will come along and tell us!

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Thu May 12, 2022, 01:12 AM

2. I think racism and the fear of a progressive candidate explain why moderate whites voted red.

I am guessing opposition to a progressive candidate is why conservative black voters went red.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:22 AM

3. Gillum was painted from the beginning of his campaign as a socialist

I don't know if that's the reason, but I suspect it might be. I thought Gwen Graham might have won.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:25 AM

4. What was the precentage of Black voters who went red?

Also the percentage of Latino voters and Asian American voters who went red?

It's important to give those numbers because of the way you phrased your post...making it seem like Black voters were a huge part of that red result. I'm betting that it was a small minority of Black voters and conversely majority of Latino voters afraid of the socialism bogeyman the Gillum was painted as.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:25 AM

5. "Democratic Socialism" scared Hispanic voters and many others.

Democrats scare middle class voters of all types but when most hear about “socialism” they think Maduro, Ortega or Castro and not Denmark. Heck, Denmark had to come out and say they were capitalist.

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Response to nkpolitics1212 (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 01:35 AM

6. If I remember, he didn't lose by much

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #6)

Thu May 12, 2022, 11:40 AM

7. Gwen Graham and Andrew Gillum should have ran as Governor /Lt Governor.

It would have been like the Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama ticket of FL except Gwen Graham is Bob Graham’s daughter not wife.

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