- Nov 2009
It's not though, because the vast majority of that group voted in line with their registered party. That's the difference. If the black candidate in 2008 was Powel, and then we saw this huge exodus of Black Democrats voting GOP, then you could possibly conclude that. But you can't claim that a Democrat voting for a Democrat was suddenly due to race, once a Black Democrat was running.You're questioning their motivation. I'm not. I suspect that race was involved but it can't be proved so I won't harp on it. At any rate, when 95% of a racial group votes for one party as it did in the 2008 election (your numbers) it risks marginalization. That should be obvious.