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  •  Not the White vote nationally (1+ / 0-)
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    but the White vote regionally.

    In New England, many of the White folk are Democrats (Obama did win the whole region, and the region has very few non-Whites).

    In the northern great plains, the White vote is split.

    In the south and Appalachia, the White folk have switched over time from solid Democrat to solid Republican.

    •  plf515 (1+ / 0-)
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      Except for a handful of states, the white vote nationally went Romneyby large margin.

      If only white people had voted on Tuesday, Mitt Romney would have carried every state except for Massachusetts, Iowa, Connecticut and New Hampshire, according to the news media’s exit polls. Nationally, Romney won 59 percent of the white vote, a towering twenty-point margin over Obama. (Exit polls were canceled in nineteen states by the consortium of news media that run them.)

      The pattern is not limited to the South, with its history of racism and segregation. Even in the deepest blue states, white voters went for Romney: 53 percent in California, 52 percent in New York, 55 percent in Pennsylvania.

      Liberals hoped that whites who opposed Obama in 2008 would learn toleration and acceptance of racial difference after four years with a black president in the White House. But what happened was the opposite: Romney won 4 percent more of the white vote in 2012 than John McCain won in 2008.

      There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. S. Holmes

      by Carnacki on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 10:20:12 AM PST

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