Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Historic Election

The 2012 presidential election was certainly historic for many reasons, but new data is coming out about the past election that has never happened before. According to a Census Bureau analysis, black voter turnout surpassed whites in the 2012 election. A Huffington Post article provided the statistics saying, "about 66.2 percent of eligible black voters cast ballots in 2012, up from 64.7 percent in 2008." The fact that more black voters came out to vote in this election did not only affect how President Obama won the election, but how future democratic candidates have a greater chance of winning based on the trends reported by the Census Bureau. The article also described how other minority groups in the United States turned out to vote and the affect that will have in future elections. 

I think it is very interesting how 2012 had a even higher black voter turnout then 2008 when Barack Obama was first trying to get elected. What do you think? Why did 2012 have the highest turnout in voting for this specific minority group?

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