A Question about Numbers

For all the reporting on who voted for who, no one seems to be asking the question why South Carolina with a 29% Black population (http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=&_geoContext=&_street=&_county=&_cityTown=&_state=04000US45&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010) was over 50% of the electorate in the democratic primary elections this past Saturday (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0108/8128.html) ????

 

Was white turnout especially low? Are the majority of White South Carolinians registered as Republican? http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/state/#SC

 

Being that South Carolina is traditionally a red state, I’m not so sure that will be the case in November. The total number of votes for the GOP primary was 442,918 and the total for the Democratic primary trumped that, ringing in at 530,322.

 

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