Tag: Obama

US Census: “Blacks Voted at a Higher Rate than Whites in 2012 Election — A First”

Black turnout in 1996 was only 53.0 percent. It jumped 3.8 points in 2000, 3.2 points in 2004, 4.7 points in 2008, and another 1.5 points in 2012. So the rate was increasing pretty dramatically even before Obama appeared on the ballot in 2008.

President Obama’s DNC nomination acceptance speech in a Wordle word cloud

I was pleased to see a speech so relatively heavy on policy.