Unfortunately, check the precinct stats. IN more than 100 precincts, Jefferson got over 91%, mostly 95+, so Cao got very little black vote. Cao was elected by an overwhelming white vote (40 precincts with 90+%!), and a very low black turnout. There were 150K votes in the Dem “primary” on Nov 4, and now Jefferson gets only 33K.
Interesting statistics, but bottom line, Jefferson lost. I wonder if the small black vote turnout was a decision of many not to support his re-election by not voting? Oh well.
Which explains the importance of "knock and drag" get-out-the-vote efforts in the inner cities, in which Democrats tell people that "the Republicans are going to bring back slavery."
Race doesn't seem to be a factor nowadays with American voters... with one exception.
+90% vote for Jefferson is pretty embarrassing.
Further proof that low turnout favors the GOP.
I have always argued low turnout is a good sign in a republic.
Wow, those numbers suggest that Cao will be a one-term Congressman if the Demagogues get their act together enough to run a candidate for 2010 who can turn out a decent % of black voters to the polls.
Ah, well, it’s still a great victory and I hope it launches Cao to other opportunities even if he can’t hold that seat..... assuming he is reasonably conservative, and not a RINO I wouldn’t care for.