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Payback Time: Miss. NAACP Head Says Republican Thad Cochran Owes Black Voters

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Mississippi  U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R) was nearly defeated by Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel, but thanks in large part to black voters, Cochran squeaked by a win. Although voters on the right are outraged at how black Democrats interfered in their Republican primary, Mississippi’s NAACP chief says that Cochran should repay black voters who put him over the top. Derrick Johnson, the president of the Mississippi NAACP, spoke with…

CNN Asks Mississippi Blacks Why They Voted Republican

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The most interesting aspect of Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) win was the impact of black voters. Some have speculated that Cochran squeaked by thanks to black voters who came out to push him over the top. Local news reports even showed blacks waiting in line to vote in the Republican primary, which is uncommon amongst a demographic that usually votes overwhelmingly for Democrats. “It may be a Republican runoff between…

Survey: 90 Million People Don’t Plan to Vote in the Next Election: Why Aren’t They Showing Up?

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A USA Today/Suffolk University poll shows that more than 2/3 of the people who don’t plan to vote support President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney.  Even more significantly, 80% of these people feel that government plays an important role in their lives. In spite of this, many of these people don’t plan to vote.  Many say that they don’t have time, or that the candidates don’t excite them.   They also…