Florida Sun-Sentinel-South Florida 100-Opinion November 23, 2018

Clarence V. McKee- President, McKee Communications, Inc.

Last week: According to CNN exit polls, 18%, or just over 100,000, of the 650,000 black women who voted in the recent election voted for white Republican Ron DeSantis over black Democrat Andrew Gillum. The reason, as stated by William Mattox in a Nov. 20 Wall Street Journal article: DeSantis supported voucher programs that help low-income children while Gillum, bowing to teachers’ unions, wanted to abolish such programs and limit charter schools. Given that DeSantis’ margin of victory was around 40,000 votes, these black “school choice moms” were decisive. The issue also helped DeSantis win 44% of the Hispanic vote.