"There's a very disturbing bigger picture here, however: the precincts with the best turnout tend to be wealthy and white, while those with the worst turnout are poor and black. No es bueno para la democracia, señores."Miami New Times gave us credit in the article. Thank you for the shout-out and building on our research in such a constructive way. Miami New Times says:
"But it's hard not to conclude that race and income aren't also heavy factors in who votes here in South Florida."I agree. Even though faced with the potential of the first African American U.S. President losing, the African Americans in lower income areas did not vote in high numbers: Is it voter suppression by income? I saw the same trends in the 2008 election (see comments for numbers) when Obama was first elected. What can be done to help minorities vote in greater numbers? If a minority president couldn't do it, what can?
On another note, Romney says Obama won with "gifts" to certain voters. Well the voting numbers by precinct in Miami Dade County don't support that Mitt. Try again.
Do your own votting research.