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.