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Georgia minorities registering to vote

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vote.jpgMinorities accounted for slightly more than half of the 42,000 Georgians who registered to vote in the week before the deadline for the Feb. 5 presidential primary.For weeks, voter registration officials have reported seeing more people from minority groups walk through their doors, particularly black men. Numbers from the final week of registration bear that out — blacks accounted for 37 percent of voters who signed up Jan. 1-7, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

The increase may have something to do with Sen. Barack Obama but the transformation of the Georgia electorate has been going on for several years. Since 2001, four times as many African-Americans and other minorities have been added to the state’s voter rolls than whites, according to an analysis of state election records.

Since Sept. 1, the number of black men registered to vote has grown by 15,111. More than a third of them signed up in the final week, according to voter registration statistics and state election officials.

Read more at the Atlanta Journal Constitution


Written by Symphony

January 27, 2008 at 10:01 am

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  1. Stand up BLACK Men and support a Brother for President! Let a real man come in! Let a BLACK man come in! Let amerikkka have a BLACK president!James Brown sang it, now BLACK people make it happen by registering to vote and unifying the BLACK Race behind Obama!

    Your Sister,
    Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade

    Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade

    January 29, 2008 at 7:23 am

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