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View Diary: The Palm Beach Puzzle: How did a diversifying urban county trend Republican? (43 comments)

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  •  It is NOT trending GOP (0+ / 0-)

    There are tremendous efforts at voter supression here. I have talked to many minority potential voters who could not vote because they had moved a block or two, didn't have a full day and 5 documents to get a new licence!

    Perhaps you didn't hear that on the only weekend early voting, the waits were 6 hours and more! Hourly workers can't take a day off to vote.

    •  If so, that might have an effect on the total. (2+ / 0-)
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      I don't know what the RV numbers are for the current precincts, or I'd have looked at turnout.  Perhaps I can look by legislative district.  But the parts of Palm Beach County that seem to be trending Republican generally have minimal nonwhite population.  That's interesting though.

      27, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-10 (formerly PA-02/NY-12, then PA-02/NY-14). Also at http://xenocrypt.blogspot.com.

      by Xenocrypt on Wed May 01, 2013 at 09:13:11 AM PDT

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    •  This is directly contradicted by the data (2+ / 0-)
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      skibum59, jncca

      The areas that trended rightward have minimal minority population, as Xeno noted both in his reply to you and in the diary (it was, in fact, a central finding in the diary).

      Although, the voter suppression that you suppose probably does have some impact on the county-wide partisanship, but doesn't at all change the fact that much of the county shifted very much to the right.

      23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

      by wwmiv on Wed May 01, 2013 at 10:05:37 AM PDT

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      •  I'm on the ground here... (0+ / 0-)

        and talked extensively to those who try to get folks to the polls, and they were so, so frustrated.

        What I'm saying is that if everyone who should have been eligible to vote and wanted to vote had voted, the data would be far different.

        •  That's certainly possible, although (0+ / 0-)

          one thing we don't know is how much Palm Beach County varied from the rest of Florida.  Anyway, I always appreciate local perspectives.

          27, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-10 (formerly PA-02/NY-12, then PA-02/NY-14). Also at http://xenocrypt.blogspot.com.

          by Xenocrypt on Wed May 01, 2013 at 08:01:58 PM PDT

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