Republican Ron DeSantis won the Florida gubernatorial race against Democrat Andrew Gillum Tuesday night, prompting reporters at liberal publications to assertion that he’d lead a racist campaign.
Huffington Post reporter Zach Carter called DeSantis’s campaign “nakedly raicst.”
The DeSantis campaign was perhaps the most nakedly racist campaign in a very racist election cycle.
— Zach Carter (@zachdcarter) November 7, 2018
Buzzfeed and HuffPo author Jordan Zakarin said DeSantis won despite being outed as a “white supremacist.”
The idea of Ron DeSantis winning after running as a mini-Trump, being outed as a white supremacist and being helped by horridly racist robocalls…. well, I already had no faith in Florida, but damn, that would suck.
— Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) November 7, 2018
Vice author Max Berger called DeSantis’ campaign “openly racist.”
Even if openly racist Ron DeSantis pulls through in Florida, the passage of amendment 4 could shift the politics of the state for generations.
Re-franchising millions of voters will give Democrats a much better shot going forward. https://t.co/Sd8zyCQa6K
— we will outlive them ?? (@maxberger) November 7, 2018
Mic author Alex Berg said that DeSantis’ victory shows that “white supremacy and racism” have a hold in this country.
DeSantis pretty much calling Gillum a “monkey” and leading anyway sums up the hold that white supremacy and racism have on this country in 2018. #electionnight
— Alex Berg (@itsalexberg) November 7, 2018
DeSantis first came under fire for racism when he told Florida voters not to “monkey up” the state’s economic success with the policies Gillum espoused.
Gillum, a black man, harped on the word “monkey” as racist throughout the election.
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