Who Voted For Whom in Mayor's Race

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It's always fun to play around with Dallas County's elections website after a race. Above, for instance, you get a look at which parts of town went Rawlings and which went Kunkle. More fun (and dispiriting): the precinct-by-precinct breakdowns. Lotta zeroes and single digits on there.
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MannsB
MannsB

always blame the preachers in south dallas. y'all don't know jack.  Once people read that Kunkle was endorsed by Laura Miller he was not going to do well down there.  She's bascially persona non grata and he was warned of that. Right or wrong, it's true.

Nunya
Nunya

Forgive me, as relatively new to Dallas. If somebody could help me. Why is it that I keep hearing that black (south dallas) dosen't like Laura Miller? What's the history with that?

Anonymous
Anonymous

those two realities are not mutually exclusive.

Matthew Gunter
Matthew Gunter

Just like I predicted election night. North Dallas money combines with corrupt south Dallas preachers. I will never understand why the south voters continue to do this to themselves.

Snookie Pie
Snookie Pie

May I possibly ask why you write the words "corrupt south Dallas preachers".  What do you know about this?  Why do you somehow label them as corrupt.  

I think that too many of you on this blog are very ill-informed. 

In this mayoral election the southern sector first ascertained which candidates, if any, were Democrat.  (Rawlings was the only candidate with long, solid Dem voting).

Second, when the voters in Southern Dallas saw that Kunkle was in bed with Laura Miller, they didn't bother to look twice at him.

There is not one thing corrupt that happened.  Just because people of color happen to chose the candidate that best alligns with their issues, and not yours, you then berate them and call them corrupt.  Would that not be the very core of racism?

Buckeye
Buckeye

Looks like the Kunklnator did well in the East Dallas and Oak Cliff "neighborhood-centric" parts of the city and Rawlings did well in the "we-don't-give-a-crap-about-stuff-like-that" rest of the city.  Might be best for East D and OC.  The last thing they probably want is "help" from city hall.

Nunya
Nunya

Don't forget The Cedar's! We voted for Kunkle too!

Clancey
Clancey

$2.5MILLION.  Enough to give every preacher on-the-take thousands in walking-around-money.

Yarmouthukman
Yarmouthukman

Hmmmm.  Look at all the Rawlins voters in the southern sector.  Just doesn't fit the narrative, does it kids.  And the spin control/ad hominem on this particular begins in 5,4,3...

Cliff Dweller
Cliff Dweller

Actually it exactly fits the narrative.  This pattern has prevailed in the last several elections, with the north and the far south voting alike. 

Hell Raiser
Hell Raiser

You are correct.

And the reason for that is because the north and far south areas are concentracted clusters of like-minded thinking neighborhoods.  Whereas, the other sectors of the City are a mish-mash of mixtures of ideas and values and often times less core driving.  Those are the areas that a newcomer candiate can work quickly for good results.  It is much harder for an outsider candidate to gain a strong foothold in a tightknit community.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or serious. Overlay this map w/ the Oakley/Leppert runoff map. I'd bet they are nearly identical.

Meghan
Meghan

They really don't look that much alike: http://enr2.clarityelections.c...

Anonymous
Anonymous

I stand corrected, but that's actually really surprising to me. I thought Leppert had targeted and successfully courted South Dallas to a much greater degree than he apparently did.

cynical old bastard
cynical old bastard

I wish the precinct results also showed the number of registered voters in that precinct. A good way for the City to help balance the budget would be to cut off all City services to any precinct where the voters are to lazy to get out and vote.

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