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Huffington Post: Early Black Voter Turnout Is Down

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By    |   Tuesday, 01 Nov 2016 04:09 PM

Black voters aren't participating in early voting as much as they did four years ago – particularly in crucial swing states like Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, the Huffington Post reported Tuesday.

The news outlet notes low turnout among African-Americans voters could hit Hillary Clinton hardest, who is favored by a large majority of black voters.

According to the New York Times, black voters in North Carolina have not turned out at anywhere near the same rate that they did in 2012, representing just 22 percent of early voters so far, down from 27.3 percent of the early vote in 2012.

In Ohio, the turnout looks more like 2008 than 2012, but with better numbers for GOP nominee Donald Trump than earlier contests, the Toledo Blade reported.

"However, that report came before Sunday’s 'souls to the polls' day, in which many black churches provide transportation to and from early voting locations after services," the Huffington Post noted.

In Florida, black voter turnout is down from 25 percent at this point in 2012, to 16 percent now, but Latino turnout is up, at 97 percent of the 2012 early voting total – and expectations that more than 60 percent of the group will vote for Clinton, the Huffington Post reported.

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