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Democrats have been taking massive percentages of black voters for decades, because Republicans became the party of white racists.  Obama did a little better than Democrats usually do, but because black folks are a small portion of the population, and because the share taken by the Dem only increased by about 5 points, it really didn't make a huge difference, even taking the higher black turnout into account.

Obama drove excitement, but blacks voting over 90% Dem is nothing new.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Nov 8th, 2008 at 03:31:45 PM EST
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... support among Hispanics and Blacks, and a much bigger growth in support among young voters (defined in the US as 18-29).

Of course, young voters have all or most of their adult life with Bush as President, so the more McCain played to the Republican base, the more he ensured Obama's dominance of the youth vote.

And in Ohio at least, while the growth in Democratic share of the Black or Hispanic vote on their own were not enough for the margin of victory, AFAIU, the growth in the Democratic share of the youth vote was sufficient on its own to flip the result from 2004.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Nov 8th, 2008 at 07:53:25 PM EST
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