Bush Blackface Immigration Chief Resigns; Voters Confused By Obscure Florida Ballot

By The News Nov 06, 2008

Bush Immigration Chief Resigns Julie Myers, assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement most known for hosting a Halloween party where she praised a guest dressed in blackface, has announced her resignation. CNN. Pollsters: No "Bradley Effect" This Time After predicting that many white voters would not be truthful during polling and it could affect the projections for the presidential race, pollsters say people did not lie about whether they would vote for a black man. New York Times. Confusion Kills Florida Initiative Intended to End Bias "An obscure ballot initiative in Florida intended to end a legacy of bias against Asian-Americans was defeated Tuesday, apparently because voters incorrectly assumed it would prevent illegal immigrants from owning property." New York Times. Dems Gain With More Black Voters, But Racial Divide Remains Barack Obama’s campaign brought large numbers of new Black registrants in the South, but that did noting to bridge the racial divide with just one-tenth of whites in Mississippi and Alabama voting for the Democrat. Washington Post.