Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic representative from Texas, took on Ted Cruz in the Senate race this past week during the midterm elections. While O’Rourke pushed a hard campaign and gained a large following during his campaign, Cruz managed to keep his Senate seat by a mere 2.6%, or 219,427 votes.
Following the election, there was a large response from both the left and the right. Many Republicans were relieved, but had a large concern for the future of primarily Red States, like Texas, Georgia, and Florida where Republicans are barely winning out against their Democratic opponents. Democrats are celebrating what they see as a victorious “blue wave,” but blaming many of their losses on a certain demographic, particularly in Texas.
After O’Rourke lost the election to Cruz, there were many outcries from the left that were attacking white women in Texas. Several of these claims online are citing an exit poll from CNN that shows that 94% of black women polled voted for O’Rourke, while 60% of white women voted for Cruz.
Many of these accusations and attacks come from the core ideology that white women in Texas care more about their “whiteness” than their fellow women and Texans. This simply isn’t true; it is most likely that these voters cast their ballot based on policy rather than race alone.
One of the biggest issues with the citation of this poll is the lack of credibility they have with the overall representation of the state of Texas. The CNN exit polls shows that there were 2431 responses to their polls. Of those 2431 responses, only 7% were from black women, and only 29% were from white women; over 8 million Texans voted in the 2018 midterms. This enormous proportion statistic is left out in the vast majority of these attacks against white women.
Many online claims that are blaming white women are claiming that they helped “clinch” the vote for Cruz, when, according to the poll that they cited, black women voted more alike than white women. The white female vote was more split in the poll than the black female vote. This attributes a lack of credibility to these types of polls that generalize voter turnout and allow attacks against those who vote one way or another.
The issue with these online claims is that it contradicts what the “Tolerant Left” claims they stand for. They claim that all ideas are equal and should be respected, but the issue comes in when there is an idea that they don’t agree with: if you voted for Cruz, you must hate women; if you voted for Brian Kemp, you must be a racist. If you voted for Ron DeSantis, you’re a Trump supporter.
These ideas and inaccurate generalizations are one of the main reasons that the Democratic Party is losing credibility everyday. It shows the hypocrisy within their party, the idea that a person must think a certain way or have certain ideas solely based on their race and voting history is racist within itself.
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