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Making history, America's blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, particularly among young people, new census data show. Despite increasing population, the number of white voters declined for the first time since 1996.(Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Census: Amid Voter Apathy, First Decline In White Voters Since 1996

Making history, America’s blacks voted at higher rates than whites in 2012, lifting Democrat Barack Obama to victory amid voter apathy, particularly among young people, new census data show. Despite increasing population, the number of white voters declined for the first time since 1996.

05/09/2013

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart ridiculed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at Howard University, and the comedian offered Paul a “history lesson” rebuttal on how the Republican senator’s party has alienated African-American voters.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Stewart Rips Paul Over Race ‘History Lesson’ At Howard University

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart ridiculed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s speech at Howard University, and the comedian offered Paul a “history lesson” rebuttal on how the Republican senator’s party has alienated African-American voters.

04/12/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: Republicans Face ‘Daunting Task’ In Connecting With Black Voters

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says Republicans face a “daunting task” in connecting with black voters and are often cast as “uncaring” in their policies — something that he says he wants to change.

04/10/2013

African-American voters set record numbers in voter turnout in the November 2012 election. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Study: African-American Voter Turnout Rate Surpassing Whites

African-American voters had a higher turnout rate than all other minority groups in 2012, and may have voted at a higher rate than whites for the first time in U.S. history.

12/28/2012

Latino, Asian and black voters who voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in 2012 are expected to become the majority of the country's population by 2050. (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Minority Groups Who Voted 80 Percent Obama To Become Majority

Hispanic, black and Asian Americans – groups that gave 80 percent of their votes to President Obama in 2012 – are on track to become the majority of the nation’s population by 2050.

11/08/2012

President Barack Obama speaks to a crowd. (Photo by David Greedy/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Group: Obama Needs More Black Votes To Win Election

One of the country’s oldest civil rights groups says President Barack Obama may have a tougher time winning at least three battleground states in November should black voter turnout fall at least 5 percentage points below the record levels that helped to put him in the White House.

07/17/2012

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