Posted by Peter W. Schramm
The Los Angeles Times exit poll (PDF file) has some numbers that differ (slightly from CNNs below). For example, Bushs percentage of the black vote is 14%, Bush took 49% of women, to Kerrys 50%.
That 14% figure jibes with what I saw first-hand in all-black precincts in Columbus, which recorded between 10 and 20% for Bush. Of course the presence of Bush could account for a higher percentage of the black vote in Ohio, but I think the low Bush percentage in 2000 may also be exaggerated. After the lynching commercials, how many blacks who voted for Bush would admit to doing so?
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