For John, BLUF: Voting your values and not your ethnicity. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
DeSantis owes his win to unexpected support from minority women.
From The Wall Street Journal, by Reporter William Mattox, 20 November 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
Believe it or not, Republican Ron DeSantis owes his victory in the Florida gubernatorial election to about 100,000 African-American women who unexpectedly chose him over the black Democratic candidate, Andrew Gillum.This is one of the reasons I am strongly opposed to the voting lawsuit against our fair City, Lowell. The lawsuit appears to assume that people vote based on race or country of origin or some other exterior characteristic. This is, in fact, a feature in our political mythology. When I was young people thought Catholics voted Democrat. But, 1948, in the small town we were living, the Protestants in town (there were six R/C families) turned out for Harry Truman.
Of the roughly 650,000 black women who voted in Florida, 18% chose Mr. DeSantis, according to CNN’s exit poll of 3,108 voters. This exceeded their support for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott (9%), Mr. DeSantis’s performance among black men (8%) and the GOP’s national average among black women (7%).
This quote sums it up:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.Regards — Cliff
Martin Luther King, Jr.