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Rugian
Member
Thu Nov 08 10:59:39
Because Bernie Sanders doesn't.

http://the...m-and-abrams-many-white-voters

Senility is a bitch, lol.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 08 11:26:52
so everyone in Georgia & Florida no longer have any racial prejudices?

i'm sure his comment is true

Rugian
Member
Thu Nov 08 11:33:26
And I'm sure there are more reasons for Republican strongholds not voting for far leftists than "white people evil."


It's worth noting that wealthy white voters are the ones that pushed progressive candidates like Pressley and Ocasio-Cortes into office, while minorities in those areas were more likely to support the incumbents. I'd say that white self-hatred is plenty strong enough already.
Dukhat
Member
Thu Nov 08 12:16:20
LoL, almost both races were based on the issues.

https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2018/09/05/ayanna-pressley-massachusetts-win

Pressley, who became the first woman of color elected to the Boston City Council in 2009, was expected to do well in Boston, having lived in Dorchester and advocated for the surrounding neighborhoods for nearly a decade.

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Pressley, who became the first woman of color elected to the Boston City Council in 2009, was expected to do well in Boston, having lived in Dorchester and advocated for the surrounding neighborhoods for nearly a decade.

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According to Koczela, past polling and Tuesday’s voting results suggest “some polarization by race and age,” but not much.

“I don’t think this was just demographics,” he said. “I think this was also persuasion.”

According to MassInc’s most recent poll for WBUR in late July, Pressley did fare better among younger and black voters, while Capuano was favored among older and white voters. But Koczela says the main contours shaping the race — as also evidenced by the defeats Tuesday of longtime incumbent state Reps. Jeffrey Sanchez and Byron Rushing — was an energized Democratic base."

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Ocasio whats-her-name had an easier time because the guy she beat was getting too centrist as a member of the leadership.

Not everything fits into a black-vs-white world.
Rugian
Member
Thu Nov 08 12:29:11
Did Mr "all old white people need to die off alreay" seriously just accuse me of black and white thinking?

And anyway...

"Ayanna Pressley, vying to become Massachusetts’ first black congresswoman, beat the longtime liberal stalwart Mike Capuano by running up big numbers in wealthy Cambridge, while losing big in the working-class and immigrant enclaves of Chelsea and Everett."

"Ocasio-Cortez’s best precincts were places like the neighborhood where Bonthius and his friends live: highly educated, whiter and richer than the district as a whole. In those neighborhoods, Ocasio-Cortez clobbered Crowley by 70 percent or more. Crowley’s best precincts, meanwhile, were the working-class African-American enclave of LeFrak City, where he got more than 60 percent of the vote, and portions of heavily Hispanic Corona. He pulled some of his best numbers in Ocasio-Cortez’s heavily Latino and African-American neighborhood of Parkchester, in the Bronx—beating her by more than 25 points on her home turf."

http://www...rking-class-blue-collar-221913
Rugian
Member
Thu Nov 08 12:34:43
And in the case of Pressley vs Capuano, they were nearly identical on the issues, so I dont know where that claim came from.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Thu Nov 08 12:46:03
those Florida races appear to continue to get closer

go thief & that other guy!
Dukhat
Member
Thu Nov 08 13:31:28
Race is a part of it, but people don't live their lives going, "WHO WHITER I VOTE NOW FOR HIM" unless they are Trump supporters.

I already posted how difference beyond race affected each election. But keep trying to push a square through a circle-shaped hole.
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