Now that people have been able to pick apart the 2018 elections a bit more, we’re still finding little gems that surprised all pundits. One such example if Gov. Ron DeSantis’s narrow victory in Florida. According to all available data, African American moms were the demographic that pushed DeSantis across the victory line.
The Florida Governor’s race was extremely close and the Republican DeSantis probably would have lost to socialist Andrew Gillum. But 800,000 African American moms voted for DeSantis over Gillum.
One of the reasons for this, obviously, was that DeSantis was one of the most vocal supporters of Donald Trump while DeSantis was in Congress. The newly-elected Governor was unapologetic in his support for President Trump and the America First movement.
A lot of people are going to be surprised when 2020 rolls around, because Donald Trump’s support among black Americans is actually much higher than any of the pundits and pollsters realize. Much higher. Unless the Democrats nominate an African American in 2020 (which they might), President Trump’s reelection might not even be close. His support from black Americans is that significant.
But there was one other factor in Florida which helped DeSantis pull out an underdog victory against Andrew Gillum. And it’s a reason that Republicans need to pay attention to, because it can be replicated in other states with heavy concentrations of black families. What is that issue? Check out the video below to find out why 800,000 African American moms broke with the Democrat Party in the last election and how Republicans can use this issue in 2020 to sway swing voters to our side.