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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:40 PM

Study: Black voters may have turned out at higher rate than whites for first time in 2012

In the 2012 election, African-American voters may have turned out at a higher rate than white voters for the first time in history. According to Politico, black voters clearly turned out a higher percentages of registered voters than other ethnic minorities, and if early results from the Pew Research Center are to be believed, they voted in greater percentages than white voters.

Pew’s Paul Taylor wrote that Hispanic and Asian voters are growing in electoral clout by dint of growing population numbers, but the rising power of the black vote has come through organization, registration and mobilization. Higher percentages of registered black voters turn out on Election Day, a percentage that has grown in each of the last four presidential elections.

“These participation milestones are notable not just in light of the long history of black disenfranchisement,” said Taylor, “but also in light of recently-enacted state voter identification laws that some critics contended would suppress turnout disproportionately among blacks and other minority groups.”

Many election watchers worried earlier this year that voter ID laws in powerful swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania would disenfranchise millions of black voters, as well as attempts to suppress early voting by Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted.

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Playinghardball Dec 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #1
TDale313 Dec 2012 #2
ywcachieve Dec 2012 #3
Wellstone ruled Dec 2012 #4

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:51 PM

1. Treat the Obamas like crap, try to suppress the AA vote and brag about both

Your winning GOP formula.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:06 PM

2. Bingo. n/t

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:16 PM

3. Blacks are pretty damn ticked-off at how disrespeful people have treated

the first Black President in our history, and how disrespectful our first Black First Lady is treated. And Blacks made sure they turned out in droves to support them.
Blacks have been paying attention, seeing all the disrespect, and hearing all the disrespect. And made their voice heard loud and clear at the polls.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:28 PM

4. Watch the 2014 elections

for a major suppression of voting to take place. Going to be interesting,if you deny any social group or groups of their rights,they react in a over whelming push back. This is my reasoning for a total take over of the House and Senate by the Dems. Rethugs are planning to do more of the same,more money and more hate propaganda. It all started today will Bloomberg T.V.,CNBC Business and their idiot Santanelli,and just a few minutes ago the infamous Steve,I want your Social Security Funds,Forbes. Looks as if the 1%ers want to go Libertarian and John Bircher next time around.

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