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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 03:22 PM

Black Voters Turn Out Early In Louisiana

Black Voters Turn Out Early In Louisiana

November 10, 2019 at 8:43 am EST†By†Taegan Goddard†125 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2019/11/10/black-voters-turn-out-early-in-louisiana/

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JMC Analytics†notes that early voting in the Louisiana governorís race, which ended last night, was the highest ever for a non-presidential election.

Key takeaway: ďWhatever the turnout levels are from election cycle to election cycle, black voters (who are almost unanimously Democratic) tend to show up in greater numbers on the last day. But very rarely do they turn out to the extent that they did yesterday: a whopping 40% of the last day early voters were black (blacks represent 31% of Louisianaís registered voters). As further illustration of how unprecedented black participation this strong is, in the 116 days of available data for in person early voting going all the way back to 2008, only four other times has the black early vote as a percentage of the total vote ever hit 40% (and three of those times were in 2008, when Barack Obama was first elected).Ē

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Reply Black Voters Turn Out Early In Louisiana (Original post)
applegrove Sunday OP
Gothmog Sunday #1
Blue_true Sunday #4
Demovictory9 Sunday #2
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fleur-de-lisa Sunday #3
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fleur-de-lisa Sunday #9
Blue_true Sunday #11
crickets Sunday #8
Hortensis Sunday #7
fleur-de-lisa Sunday #10

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 04:14 PM

1. This is great news

African American voters are a key part of the base of the party

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 04:57 PM

4. AA really carry water for our candidates. People love to talk about students and White women,

but without African Americans showing up to vote in big numbers, democrats lose.

Edwards did some things that pleased republican voters, but after the primary scare it looks like he has made a concerted effort to reach out to African Americans, if he wins it will be because of higher vote from African Americans topping off the progressive leaning White vote to take him over the top.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 04:19 PM

2. I know it would be a miracle, but it would be great of the dems won that race

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:01 PM

5. Edwards has been fairly decent. With AA participating, that should lead to him winning.

People that say that we need to cater to republicans need to wake up. The Republican Party has been a reactionary party since passage of the first civil rights legistlation, it is dominated by Whites that harbor racial hatred or angst, we can't compromise with that sentiment.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 04:19 PM

3. If we win this race, we have black women to thank.

They are super organized in Louisiana and are the hearts of the black communities.

Given that John Bel Edwards is white, if black voters turn this election for Democrats, we must acknowledge that black women are responsible and give them their due.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:02 PM

6. When is the final vote? nt

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:35 PM

9. Next Saturday.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:37 PM

11. Crossing my fingers. nt

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:06 PM

8. +1

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:06 PM

7. Wonderful, no matter what happens.

Just looked and black demographic is about 32%. I read that black turnout in MS was disappointingly low the other day, but I didn't read more about that adn am wondering why. But this is particularly welcome news now.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 05:41 PM

10. Low AA turn out in Mississippi was due to the fact that

two white men were running. Democrats in the Deep South, especially white men, donít go out of their way to attract black voters, and thatís why they lose. IMO, they play it safe and try to appeal to white Dems only. There arenít enough white Dems to sway an election in Mississippi. If they donít speak to the issues that affect AAs, they will continue to lose.

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