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The Black Vote

1,487 Souls to the Polls Today in St. Pete

The women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority with Corey Givens, Jr. at Souls to the Polls St. Pete 2018 Despite overcast skies and intermittent rain drops, energies ran …

Alert: Slow Turnout in Some Black Precincts, Gillum Backers Calling All Cars

Seven precincts at polling places labeled above lag 10 points or more in early votes, compared to the rest of Pinellas County Though St. Pete’s …

BREAKING: St. Pete Black Precincts Surpass All-Time Record in Early Votes

– As of 12 noon on Friday, November 2nd, with five days still left on the clock, St. Petersburg’s majority-black precincts have already surpassed their …

The Gillum effect? In Florida’s largest black-majority city, a surge of early voters

  Source: Miamiherald.com Anita Coolie, 46, cast her vote Wednesday in Miami Gardens for the Florida governor’s race, but her mind was on ballots of …

Gillum “crushed it” in South St. Pete; but will enough white voters back him to win Pinellas?

Attorney Bridgette Michelle and family with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in August 2018 at St. Pete’s Rush Hour restaurant Andrew …

Surprising Number of Black Floridians Back DeSantis; Polling Error Perhaps?!

Democrat Andrew Gillum (left) and Republican Ron DeSantis (right) battle for the Governor’s seat in 2018 Despite widespread accusations of racist words …

5 Quick Facts: The Black Vote Factor in Yesterday’s Contest

The victors: newly re-elected Mayor Rick Kriseman and Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin at last night’s celebration – By Gypsy C. Gallardo Yesterday’s …

Take this seriously: 4x more black voters still undecided in mayor’s race

-By Gypsy C. Gallardo It’s incredible that 18% of likely black voters are still undecided in St. Pete’s mayoral race, according to the newest and final …

Black Democrats “Defect” in St. Pete Elections

(Lessons from History & for the Next Two Months) – By Gypsy C. Gallardo Several media outlets have highlighted the fact that a significant share of …

NEW: Black & Latino Turnout Broke Records Last Week!

–By Gypsy C. Gallardo Just after 2 p.m. today, the Supervisor of Elections released data on the racial make-up of voters in last week’s primary …