Black Voter Turnout
Despite fears there will be a decline in black votership this year, polling of early voters shows room for hope. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that African-Americans make up 33.1 percent of early votes cast in Georgia; nearly matching the percentage of early votes when President Obama ran for re-election in 2012.The figures, which were provided […]
Nervous that a weak mid-term election turnout could lead to a total Republican takeover of Congress, Democrats and progressives are focusing on get-out-the-vote efforts this fall. There’s plenty of cause for concern. Voter turnout, in general, is lower for mid-terms than it is in presidential election years, but the trend is even more pronounced […]
Thinking of sitting out Election Day 2013 because there are no presidential candidates on the ballot? Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed knows at least one reason why you shouldn’t, even if all you care about is who lives in the White House. The results of local races is “where our bench comes from, it’s where the future leaders of […]
Roland Martin talks with Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) about the importance of voting in local elections and how strong personalities impact voter turnout.
Based on CBS News’ preliminary national exit polling, Republicans are poised for significant gains in Congress. The youth vote–18-to-29-year-olds–who helped catapult President Obama into office makes up an estimated 9 percent of voters this year, compared to 18 percent in 2008. About 58 percent of the youth vote favors Democratic candidates.
Shortly after the final Midterm Election results started trickling in, “African Americans” became a surprising trending topic on Twitter. The topic came about after the revelation that there would be no African-Americans in the U.S. Senate next year. Tweeters of all races and ethnicities began making fun of this revelation, as well as the ‘supposed […]
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