Some fascinating new data:
Overall, that’s a 9 percent increase [in new voter registration] from ’04 to ’08 hardly surprising in a presidential race with no incumbent. But this is far from the whole story. Those same numbers show that 164,859 of those new voters are African-American. And 176,570 of those new voters are white. That’s a 27 percent increase in new voter registration for African-Americans over ’04, and a 13.7 percent decrease in new voter registration for whites over ’04.
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