I have a comment pending approval on a good editorial written by former Mehlville-Oakville Patch editor Sarah Flagg that states that Missouri, statewide, elected a white Democratic Governor, white Democratic Attorney General, white Democratic Senator, white Democratic Treasurer, and white Democratic Secretary of State.
So, how did Missouri's only dark-skinned candidate, President Barrack Hussein Obama, do statewide in Missouri? You guessed it, he lost in a landslide.
Regional Patch Editor, Kurt Greenbaum asks a similar question.
But, how does that compare to the other former slave states in the Union that went for Romney as their President?
From what I can tell in a quick review is that Missouri is an outlier in even having that many statewide races during a Presidential election.
One thing is for sure, in every state that went for Romney, (mostly all former slave/confederate states) not a single "black" American was elected to statewide office.
There was one Hispanic Republican elected to the Senate in Texas.
Of the 12 Senators elected in those states, only 3 were women, 1 of which was a Republican.
Five other females were elected to statewide office. One was a Democrat for Treasurer and 4 were for Secretary of State, of which one was Republican.
All together, there were 37 non-presidential statewide races that I can find on The New York Times' website. Based on initial review, only 1 is not of European Caucasian descent. The honorable Republican from Texas.