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jmknapp Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:47 PM
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Miami-Dade Voting Patterns
I made some charts of the voting patterns in Miami-Dade County, Florida, by minority group (Hispanic and black), and the results are somewhat different than those obtained for Cuyahoga County, Ohio. where high spoilage (undervotes, overvotes) was seen in the black areas of the county. In Miami-Dade in contrast, the spoilage rate overall is low (less than 0.5% compared to 2% statewide for Ohio) and the highest rates are seen in the Hispanic areas, which were heavily Republican.

First here are the precincts which went for Bush and Kerry:

Plotting the precincts where the undervote was greater than 1% shows a concentration in the Hispanic areas:

Also of interest is Issue 1, a proposed amendment to the state constitution requiring parental notification of minors receiving abortions. It passed overwhelmingly. Here are the precincts which voted against, concentrated largely in the black areas as well as Miami Beach:

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