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Obama Campaign: African-American Early Vote Strong For Obama


Obama Campaign: African-American Early Vote Strong For Obama

The question pundits have wrangled over for months, whether blacks would turnout in strong numbers to reelect President Obama, may have finally been answered. According to the Obama campaign, black voters have come out strong for President Obama in the early vote totals.

A memo released by the Obama campaign details just how committed African-Americans are to reelecting President Obama:

In the first two days of early voting in Florida, nearly a quarter (23.7 percent) of the electorate was African American. We’ve seen consistently strong turnout in predominately African American areas of Broward and Dade counties, with big crowds patiently waiting hours to cast their votes. Yesterday 1,200 people marched from Bethune Cookman University, an HBCU in Daytona Beach, to vote early.

Florida is an important swing state and Obama has been running slightly behind in the state, so black turnout could swing the  state in President Obama’s direction.

Turnout in North Carolina among African-Americans is also at around where it was in 2008:

The historically high turnout among African Americans in North Carolina four years ago was one of the reasons President Obama carried the state by just 14,000 votes. But what’s even more impressive is what’s happening this year: 83,155 more African Americans have already voted this year than had at this point in 2008.

However, the latest  SurveyUSA poll still has President Obama trailing Mitt Romney by five points in North Carolina, so we’ll have to wait and see if the high African American turnout moves the numbers on election day.

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  1. Destitute American

    November 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Sorry, but much like 6 million jews were not enough for the Nazis, ten million impotent negro votes won’t put Obama back in the White House and secure a win. It’s too little, too late, too fragmented in the last moments of the final conflict.

    Every other group except blacks got it together in the aftermath of tragedies and made themselves a power block by supporting themselves and their community. That’s where Obama is glad handing. Hundreds of years later, the most powerful tool in the negro arsenal is marching and believing rhetoric. There is a reason he never took meetings with blacks seriously enough to do anything about the community’s issues and concerns like he did with others. Neither the force nor odds were there…

  2. Ms. Miller

    November 2, 2012 at 7:19 am

    At this point in time, we can complain about Pres. Obama’s little flaws *which are something we can deal with…* by lodging our complaints to him …BUT what we better wake up to the fact that if ROMNEY wins, Black folks and all other folks who are not filthy rich will be in deep trouble.

    That storm named SANDY was a big warning….Romney and his Republican sponsors are polluters who want to keep robbing us and wrecking the ECOLOGY. And they are playing an economic game that will have a very serious impact on the 99%.



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