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Study: Higher Mortality Among Black Voters Skews Election Results

If African-Americans died at equal rates as whites, some key close elections that Republicans won would have gone to Democrats instead, researchers concluded. And these electoral results have implications for the policies that affect the disproportionate death rate in the first place, they added. Death rates for blacks have been 20 to 40 percent higher than whites for decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart disease and cancer are the leading...

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