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Black Community Seeks the Power of the Ballot

For black communities in the United States, presidential election participation rates are strong and momentum is building. In 2012, black voters showed up at the polls in the largest numbers (66.2 percent) and voted at a higher rate than non-Hispanic whites (64.1 percent) for the first time since rates were published by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1996. Black Americans tend to vote Democratic in presidential elections. This was true by historic margins in President Barack Obama's...

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