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AP: Black Turnout Surpassed White For 1st Time!

From a cheering Associated Press:


In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites

By HOPE YEN | April 29, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home.

Of course, there was no ballot stuffing or anything. Some heavily black districts were just so enamored of Obama that they just naturally cast more votes for him than there were residents.

Had people voted last November at the same rates they did in 2004, when black turnout was below its current historic levels, Republican Mitt Romney would have won narrowly, according to an analysis conducted for The Associated Press.

So it’s clear that the Republican Party has finally got to try reaching out to black voters. They need to start opposing slavery, and Jim Crow, and the KKK. The Republicans need to start supporting the civil rights acts and forcing school integration. They have got a lot of catching up to do with the Democrats.

Census data and exit polling show that whites and blacks will remain the two largest racial groups of eligible voters for the next decade. Last year’s heavy black turnout came despite concerns about the effect of new voter-identification laws on minority voting, outweighed by the desire to re-elect the first black president.

It’s truly laughable what contortions the AP will go through to continue this absurd lie.

William H. Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, analyzed the 2012 elections for the AP using census data on eligible voters and turnout, along with November’s exit polling…

Overall, the findings represent a tipping point for blacks, who for much of America’s history were disenfranchised and then effectively barred from voting until passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

Disenfranchised always by Democrats. A detail that the AP never seems to mention.

But the numbers also offer a cautionary note to both Democrats and Republicans after Obama won in November with a historically low percentage of white supporters. While Latinos are now the biggest driver of U.S. population growth, they still trail whites and blacks in turnout and electoral share, because many of the Hispanics in the country are children or noncitizens…

Not for long.

In recent weeks, Republican leaders have urged a “year-round effort” to engage black and other minority voters, describing a grim future if their party does not expand its core support beyond white males…

Romney would have erased Obama’s nearly 5 million-vote victory margin and narrowly won the popular vote if voters had turned out as they did in 2004, according to Frey’s analysis. Then, white turnout was slightly higher and black voting lower.

More significantly, the battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and Colorado would have tipped in favor of Romney, handing him the presidency if the outcome of other states remained the same…

But, luckily, Obama’s vote buying and ballot stuffing ground game, carried the day!

Benjamin Todd Jealous, president of the NAACP, predicts closely fought elections in the near term and worries that GOP-controlled state legislatures will step up efforts to pass voter ID and other restrictions to deter blacks and other minorities from voting. In 2012, courts blocked or delayed several of those voter ID laws and African-Americans were able to turn out in large numbers only after a very determined get-out-the-vote effort by the Obama campaign and black groups, he said.

Jealous says the 2014 midterm election will be the real bellwether for black turnout. “Black turnout set records this year despite record attempts to suppress the black vote,” he said.

Then we guess the NAACP will be for more and more voter suppression.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, April 29th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “AP: Black Turnout Surpassed White For 1st Time!”

  1. Baseline Population @ time of election – 313,914,000
    Caucasian – 78% (or) 244,000,000
    Ebony – 14% (or) 44,000,000

    Say what?

    Ballot stuffing indeed. Plus, fraud, felonies, intimidation and busing ‘voters’ in a wild treasure hunt around the city until everyone has voted in every polling station … at least once.

    /statistics




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