Richmond's casino vote reveals racial and geographic divide
Support for Richmond's casino referendum remained starkly divided by race and geography this year.
Driving the news: The city registrar released a full tally of votes by precinct this week, including in-person early ballots, which were excluded from election-night analyses.
Between the lines: As in 2021, support was stronger in precincts closest to the proposed south Richmond project and in precincts with more Black voters, per an Axios analysis.
Yes, but: Overall support for the project fell over the last two years in nearly every precinct across the city.
Zoom in: Opposition was strongest in two precincts in the Fan and Museum District, where only 14% and 15% of voters said yes.
- The project won the biggest share of votes in two public housing communities, Gilpin Court and Mosby Court, where 88% and 83% of voters supported it.
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