Friday, November 23, 2018

A parth for Illinois's GOP

Michael Barone notes this GOP inroad into peeling away votes from Democrats
Florida was even closer, with Republican Ron DeSantis beating Gillum 49.6% to 49.2%. The reason, according to The Madison Institute's William Mattox, writing in the Wall Street Journal: "school choice." Florida has more than 650 charter schools and helps fund 100,000 kids' private school scholarships; most beneficiaries are black or Hispanic.
Gillum, endorsed by teacher unions, promised to cut these programs back; DeSantis backed them. As Mattox pointed out, the CNN exit poll showed an unusually high 18% of black women, as well as 44% of Hispanics, voting for the Republican. School-choice parents almost surely made the difference between victory and defeat.

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