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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:09 AM
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Minorities Nearly 25% Of Voters In Nov, most diverse election ever fueled by black women & Hispanics
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/politics/19331876/detail.html

Blacks Match Whites In Voting Rates In 2008
Minorities Nearly One-Fourth Of Voters In Nov.
HOPE YEN, Associated Press Writer

POSTED: 10:00 am EDT April 30, 2009
UPDATED: 5:40 pm EDT April 30, 2009

WASHINGTON -- Nearly one-fourth of voters in last November's election were minorities, the most diverse election ever, fueled by high turnout from black women and a growing Hispanic population, an independent research group found.

The study by the Pew Research Center, released Thursday, also showed that for the first time blacks had the highest voter turnout rate of any racial or ethnic group among people ages 18 to 29. Analysts said it remained to be seen how fully the strong minority participation, a reflection of both changing U.S. demographics and enthusiasm for Democrat Barack Obama, would carry over to future elections.

In 2008, about 65 percent of blacks went to the polls, nearly matching the 66 percent voting rate for whites. Black women had the highest rates of participation among all voters at 69 percent; they were followed by white women (68 percent), white men (64 percent) and black men (61 percent).

Pew's analysis of census data found that whites cast about 100 million, or 76 percent, of the 131 million total ballots last November, compared with 79 percent in 2004. It was the sharpest percentage drop in more than a decade.

Blacks, meanwhile, had their sharpest increase in voter participation in more than a decade, with 15.9 million casting ballots to make up 12.1 percent of the electorate. Blacks previously had seen their share decline to 11 percent in 2004 after their low turnout in Republican George W. Bush's re-election win over Democrat John Kerr
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Joe the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:49 AM
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1. Uh oh, things sure aren't looking good for the republicans........
If this keeps up I don't know how the Republicans will ever win another election. Not to mention half their base is old people who are soon to die off.
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:34 AM
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2. This has got to be sweet, sweet music to the Republicans' ears
Bwwahahahaha!! }(

The study by the Pew Research Center, released Thursday, also showed that for the first time blacks had the highest voter turnout rate of any racial or ethnic group among people ages 18 to 29.

Hell yeah! Work it, black people!!
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