They say politics makes strange bedfellows, and here’s a peculiar pairing: Donald Trump and medical marijuana.
After narrowly losing two years ago, Florida’s Amendment 2 won Tuesday in a landslide. Not too surprisingly, the weed measure won three-quarters of the vote in such lefty counties as Alachua, Broward and Palm Beach.
But the real surprise came in the red, rural counties. Amendment 2 saw 20-point gains in Baker, Clay, Okaloosa and Sumter counties from two years ago.
“You’re talking about the counties where you got all these unexpected Trump voters,” said Ben Pollara, head of the pro-pot campaign. “White men tend to be good marijuana-reform voters, as long as they’re not too old.”
Not one of Florida’s 67 counties saw less support this year than two years ago. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown: