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Were Black Miss. Voters Tricked Into Believing Tea Party Candidate Had KKK Ties?

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Last week pollsters confirmed that black turnout played a significant role in reelecting Mississippi Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. While some political observers, such as Roland Martin, view this development as a sign that black people are voting their own interest, new reports suggest that those aligned with the Cochran campaign set about a misinformation campaign to scare blacks into believing that Cochran’s Tea Party opponent had a connection to…

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…