, 2002

More Post-Election Numbers ...

More Post-Election Numbers -- Black, Latino Turnout Way Down: The L.A. Times writes up more about their exit polls. The money section:

The electorate Tuesday was much whiter and slightly more Republican than in 1998, according to a Los Angeles Times exit poll.

White voters made up 76% of the electorate, compared with 64% four years ago. Democratic turnout declined slightly, from 48% to 46%, but the percentages of Republicans and independents increased from 39% to 40% Republican and 8% to 10% independent.

The most dramatic shift came in the falloff of minority voters -- the Democratic base -- which also helps explain the dramatic drop in Davis' support.

Latinos declined from 13% of the electorate in 1998 to 10% on Tuesday, the first drop in Latino turnout since it began steadily rising in California in 1986. The falloff in the black vote was even more dramatic, from 13% to 4% of the statewide electorate, according to the exit poll. Translated, that means that roughly 800,000 fewer African Americans and 350,000 fewer Latinos cast ballots Tuesday than in 1998.

Posted by at November 11, 2002 11:15 AM
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im black, i didnt vote.
my chads always hang anyway.

Posted by: tony at November 11, 2002 02:10 PM

Hispanic this and Black that and a little Asian in between. Is everybody going nuts? How can one political party be best for all Blacks? All Hispanics? All women?

Worse, the Democrat Party is being weakened by this quest for the 100% whatever vote. It's the reason it had no message. Were I a Dem I'd shine 25 to 30 percent of these groups and come up with programs that grow the economy.

Harold Ford of TN is the only Democrat willing to do that. Yes he's black, but the sort of black that Harry and the boys call names.

Posted by: Howard Veit at November 12, 2002 05:00 PM
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