In case you were wondering, US Democrats voted again yesterday. I decided to check to see if the trend observed in my previous post was maintained:
Yep. The green triangles and associated trendline are for last night’s elections; the blue circles are for last week’s “Super Tuesday” elections, and the red diamond is Bernie Sanders’ home state of Vermont. You can’t directly compare last week and this week because there were two fewer candidates on the ballot this week. The R-square is just a little bit lower, but still pretty darn high for only 5 social-science data points. The slope is even more pronounced though — for every 1% of extra Black population share, Bernie lost 0.8% of the vote.
What’s really interesting about this is that the more diverse the state, the less support there is for the “Woke” candidate. Don’t forget that Bernie is the chosen candidate for the “progressive” people who scream at you about microaggressions and spread racist conspiracy theories like “white fragility”. It is extremely striking that support for him decreases dramatically as the racial diversity of a state increases. One might speculate that, outside of the hyperborean Internet academic bubble, people see Wokianity for what it is — a deranged cult — and want nothing to do with it.