Thursday 30 October 2008

North Carolina Day 2, Part 4: Wake County and the African American vote

Wake County, by the way, was lost the Republicans in 2004 by around 18,000 votes.

The large African American communities in certain districts of the County were undervoting by margins of between 8% and 13%. Had they turned out, and voted Democrat as they were polling nationally, the County may have gone blue by anything up to 200,000 votes.

It's fair to say that underpolling is not the mood in the air this time round...

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