Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Alabama: Blacks are 26% of population but 29% voted.........

Via Billy


African-Americans constitute 26 percent of Alabama’s people, but they accounted for 29 percent of the voters in last month’s special election for the U.S. Senate. Whites make up 69 percent of the state’s population, yet they were only 66 percent of those who voted. Black voters, in other words, punched above their weight on Election Day, turning up at the polls at a rate that exceeded their share of the general public. Whites, by contrast, underperformed.

But surely that’s impossible!


  1. Affirmative action voting.

    Y'all have a nice day.

  2. Just numbers. If blacks comprised 10% of the voting population and 1 black voted and 0 whites voted the black percentage of the vote would be 10 (100%) times their population percentage. Blacks voted and whites didn't. The result is a Democratic Senator. Whether all of the votes were legal is another issue.

    1. Whether all of the votes were legal is another issue.



      .....politics is a cynic’s game. Republican strategists push for voter ID rules for the same reason Democratic strategists push for automatically registering people to vote when they sign up for welfare benefits or a driver’s license: Each camp believes it will work to their party’s benefit.