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Thursday, November 7, 2013
MSNBC's Domenico Montanaro: Black Voters Were a Key Demographic in Democrat Terry McAuliffe's Victory Over Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia
Virginia Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe
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MSNBC: Black Voters Proved Crucial in McAuliffe's Victory
"Democrat Terry McAuliffe lost white voters to Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli by 20 points in the Virginia governor’s race, 56-36 percent.
But McAuliffe still won the election by 3 points, 48-45 percent. How is that possible when more than seven-in-10 (72 percent) of Virginia voters Tuesday were white?
Simple: Black voters.
McAuliffe won black voters by a 90-8 percent margin, a similar spread to the 93-6 percent President Barack Obama ran up in the 2012 presidential election in the Old Dominion."
---Domenico Montanaro, MSNBC
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