Blacks Made History Surpassing White Voter Turnout Rates

Almost two in three eligible blacks cast ballots in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, marking the first time they had a higher voter participation rate than non-Hispanic whites, a U.S. Census Bureau analysis released today shows.

Boosted by an effort to re-elect President Barack Obama, blacks were the only racial or ethnic group to show a significant increase in voting between the 2008 and 2012 elections, from 64.7 percent to 66.2 percent. [cont.]

John McCormick, Bloomberg