That’s the conclusion in a NY Times analysis piece that IS surprising….
While the media stories give the impression that the way for Democrats to make inroads in Georgia and other Southern states is the black vote?
The Times deep dive says no….
It points to affluent, college-educated and older white suburban voters being the way to go….
The Times piece actually points to LESS black voters coming out to vote for Biden…
Remember voter suppression for the black vote is also a factor in Southern States..
For the next two months the Democratic effort to pull off two the US Senate contest’s should spend MORE time with white suburban voters in addition to black voters….
Joe Biden put Georgia in the Democratic column for the first time since 1992 by making huge gains among affluent, college-educated and older voters in the suburbs around Atlanta, according to an Upshot analysis of the results by precinct. The Black share of the electorate fell to its lowest level since 2006, based on an Upshot analysis of newly published turnout data from the Georgia secretary of state. In an election marked by a big rise in turnout, Black turnout increased, too, but less than that of some other groups.
The findings suggest that Mr. Biden’s win in Georgia may not yet herald a new progressive majority in what was a reliably red state, as Democrats still depend on the support of traditionally conservative voters to win statewide. It helps explain why Republican candidates won more votes than Democrats in the state’s two Senate contests, even as President Trump was defeated at the top of the ticket.
But the relatively low Black share of the electorate could mean that Democrats have the potential for a better showing, perhaps even in the two Senate runoffs in January.
Mr. Trump, who won Georgia by five percentage points in 2016, fell short by 0.3 of a percentage point this time. (A final hand recount is expected to wrap up this week.) Over all, Mr. Biden ran well ahead of Hillary Clinton in well-educated, wealthy and increasingly diverse precincts around Atlanta, while making relatively few gains elsewhere in the state. Just a few decades ago, the ring of suburbs surrounding Atlanta would have counted as some of the most reliably Republican parts of the state….
My Name Is Jack says
Once more a faulty “analysis” by you.
The Black vote remains the “base” of the Democratic electorate in Georgia.
Without that solid vote the votes of these White surburbanites wouldn’t have mattered.Let’s see if this represent the “way to go” as you over exuberantly remark or was nothing more that some Republican leaning voters who could no longer stomach Trump.The jury is still out if this represents a long term shift or an aberration.
To suggest as you do above that the Black vote is no longer Important once again shows how little you understand politics and instead read a few lines in an article and instantly adopt such as the gospel.
Scott P says
The black vote increased. Just nit as much as the white suburban vote. Both were key to Biden’s victory in Georgia.
…from the NY Times piece Scott….
…’Instead, the Black share of the electorate declined once again in Georgia, according to authoritative vote history data from the secretary of state. Black voters represented just over 27 percent of the electorate, down from 27.7 percent in 2016 and down from nearly 30 percent when Barack Obama was on the ballot in 2012, based on data from the secretary of state….’
Georgia recount about done….
Joe Biden still won…..
Lotta hard feelings among GOPer’s