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Postcards From The Great Divide: Mn, Tx, Fl

Season 2, Episode 4 of 24

Three episodes from the Postcards from the Great Divide series examine the partisan split among the electorate in Minnesota, Florida and Texas. In THE BIG SORT by Heather Courtney, the political gulf between blue voters who choose to live in "creative-class" urban oases, as red voters remain in rural areas. Minnesota native Aaron Spading, once a conservative church-goer has turned far-left, a blue dot in a sea of red. In POST OBAMA DRAMA, by Cyndee Readdean and Deborah Hardt, African-Americans in Florida turned out in record numbers for Barack Obama In 2008 and 2012, but will they turn out for Hillary Clinton in this must-win state? In THE GIANT STILL SLEEPS by Miguel Alvarez, pundits seem convinced that a purple Texas is just around the corner due to its burgeoning Latino population, yet the state gets redder and redder. One factor is that Latino turnout remains low.

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