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Unformatted text preview: voters can constitute a decisive voting block. What was the trend in black population in FL between 1900 and 2000 and what explains the trend? Number of blacks grew but the percentage dropped due to a massive influx of whites, Hispanics, and other ethnic groups. What is the effect of black immigration from overseas: where are they from, where are they concentrated, what are their political successes, what are their party affiliations? Black immigration from the Caribbean. Mainly from Haiti and Jamaica. In Miami-Dade the Caribbean blacks have been able to get elected to local offices. Haitian-Americans tend to register as Republicans; Jamaicans as independents. What is the effect of black Floridians in the Democratic Party: statewide, regionally, and in state legislative and congressional office holding? 85% are Democrats. Because many single-member districts in South Florida are overwhelmingly Democratic, the effect of black voting increases sharply there....
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- Spring '09