View Full Version : General Politics In a first, Black voter turnout rate passes whites in 2012 election.

04-28-2013, 07:20 AM
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.

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.

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.

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. He estimated total votes for Obama and Romney under a scenario where 2012 turnout rates for all racial groups matched those in 2004. Overall, 2012 voter turnout was roughly 58 percent, down from 62 percent in 2008 and 60 percent in 2004.


The rest of the story is in the link. As the saying goes, I guess the whites can't complain now. :p

Prison Bitch
04-28-2013, 10:24 AM
Now if they just pass amnesty, those white voters will come back in droves!!

04-28-2013, 11:29 AM
it's not like people's votes really matter

04-28-2013, 12:21 PM
I look forward to the day we speak of 'Americans' turning out. Tired of all the work done to divide us into groups.

Prison Bitch
04-28-2013, 12:26 PM
But there's a War On Women going on. We shall unite but only when the Liberals are satisfied that its over

04-28-2013, 03:42 PM
It's 2013. 2012 turnout matters not. Conservatives need an overall new strategy.

04-28-2013, 03:58 PM
In a first, Black voter turnout rate passes whites in 2012 election.

Thus, Hussein.

04-28-2013, 04:41 PM
Well to be fair when you vote 2-6-12 times each it's going to raise the perceived voter turnout! :D

I kid I kid...

04-28-2013, 04:42 PM
Dems run a white guy and back to things as usual

04-29-2013, 12:08 PM
Dems run a white guy and back to things as usual

That is exactly what the article said.

04-29-2013, 05:38 PM

04-29-2013, 05:45 PM

Nice t-shirt.

04-29-2013, 06:58 PM
That is exactly what the article said.

Well duhhhhhh

Prison Bitch
04-29-2013, 08:59 PM

04-29-2013, 10:14 PM

What did you have to go & do that for? Im gonna take my photo shop ball & go home