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EffieBlack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 07:31 AM
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40. Until this year, 99% of Democratic voters voted for white candidates in the primaries
even when a black candidate was running. Yet, at the same time, black voters voted overwhelmingly for white candidates.

Funny - I don't seem to remember any handwringing about "bloc voting" or "racism" among white voters then. So, why is it now a big issue when black voters vote in large numbers for a black candidate(although in a smaller percentage than white voters voted for white candidates)?

Frankly, I think the problem is that it appears this time that black voters are making a difference in the outcomes and that scares a lot of people.
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