There is a major weakness with this argument. First, it assumes that the breakdown of the voting population is the same as the wider population.
This, I suspect, may not be true. Second, and more importantly, it assumes that voter registration and turnout is the same in both communities.
This also may not be true. ” Notice the argumentation: First Dr. Hinds ascribes an assumption to others (there are those who argue that ethno-racial voting is a myth.).
Then he rebuts that assumption with another assumption. (This, I suspect, may not be true…This also may not be true.) And therein lies the crux of Dr. Hinds’s logic – once David Hinds says so it has to be so. I have had cause to point to this logic in the past and was hoping that this esteemed scholar would have moved on to sounder hypothesising and more cogent argumentation.