Flyer describing Irwin Christie's performance at the polls in November 1964 in Miami

Flyer describing Irwin Christie's performance at the polls in November 1964 in Miami


The Miami Herald Wednesday, November 17, 1965 [news clipping] Negroes Flock to Polls To Support Range Bid By Dick Knight Herald Staff Writer Negro voters went to the polls in Tuesday's Miami city commission election in rec- ord numbers to support Mrs. Athalie Range in her bid for a seat on the commis- sion, while rejecting the can- didacy of another Negro in the election. The results of the primary showed that while Mrs. Range made the runoff elec- tion - the first Negro in history to do so- the vot- solely a racial [image centered] [right column] ers by overwhelming margins. High and Kennedy, though, had broad support in almost all of Miami's 89 pre- cincts. The mayor, for exam- ple, carrie 88% of them in his successful reelection race. Mrs. Range received 11,- 340 votes to lead the fields of seven candidates for the com- mission seat being vacated by Vice Mayor Alice Wain- wright. About half of her votes came from the 11 Negro pre- cincts. She carried 21 pre- cincts citywide. [centered] Percentage of Total Vote by Area (first primary) Christie % Range% All other candidates% 8 All Negro Precincts 1/2% 99% 1/2% 8 Predominately Negro 10% 84% 6% Precincts Christie % Range% All other candidates% N.E. Area 41% 10% 49% S.W. Area 42% 9% 49% Coral Gate Area 43% 10% 47% Grapeland Area 40% 8% 52% Flagami Area 43% 10% 47% Elect Christie The All Miami Candidate


State Library of Florida: Florida Collection, BR0182


Flyer featuring a reprint of portions of a November 17, 1965 Miami Herald article discussing the performance of Irwin Christie and Atahlie Range at the polls in their respective bids for Miami City Commission seats in 1965.