Posted on November 4, 2020

Deplatforming, Domestic Abuse, and Demographic Change

Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, November 4, 2020

The Presidential race is still undecided, but Joe Biden and Donald Trump were not the only candidates on last night’s ballots.

Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District stays black

Until recently, this district was solidly Republican — Newt Gingrich won every race there from 1978 to 1998. Its demographic transformation — from 85 percent white in 2008 to 60 percent white today — has changed that. In 2018, the white Republican incumbent, Karen Handel, lost to black gun-control advocate Lucy McBath by 1.02 percent. Last night, Mrs. Handel tried to win back her old seat. With 83 percent of the vote tallied, Rep. McBath is up by 4.4 percent, and expected to maintain that lead. It’s another warning that America’s looming non-white majority will end gun rights.

Different fates for two deplatformed candidates

Anti-Islam firebrand Laura Loomer was the Republican candidate in Florida’s 21st congressional district. She opposes Big Tech censorship, and for good reason: She’s been purged from Facebook, Venmo, Twitter, Instagram, Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, PayPal, GoFundMe, Medium, TeeSpring, and Chase Bank. White advocates would have benefited from the victory of such a staunch advocate for free speech online. But it wasn’t likely: Florida’s 21st is solidly Democrat, and Miss Loomer lost by nearly 20 points.

Another deplatformed candidate was democrat socialist Aaron Coleman. Earlier this year, he won the Democrat primary against moderate incumbent Stan Frownfelter for the statehouse race in Kansas’ 37th District. Reports then came out that Mr. Coleman had a history of mistreating women — and Mr. Coleman admitted that most of the allegations were true. In response, many leftists denounced him, and ActBlue — the Democrat Party’s online fundraising juggernaut — deplatformed him. Last night, Mr. Coleman won. His history of abuse is terrible, but his victory shows that serious deplatforming is not an automatic death sentence.