Black Voters are Showing Up at the Polls


IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR #WALKTHEVOTE - Participants are seen at voting parades on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 in Orlando. The event was organized by Florida Rights Restoration Coalition in partnership with other local groups including #walkthevote, a national movement to celebrate voter participation in communities through socially distanced parades. (Octavio Jones/AP Images for #walkthevote)
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In 2016, around 58.3 million pre-election ballots were cast, accounting for about 42% of all ballots cast in Election 2016. Typically, early voting leans Democratic. This year the Democrat’s Black base is showing up at the polls as well.

White House Correspondent April Ryan speaks with NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson about the surge in Black voting and the impact on swing states including Michigan, Texas, and Ohio.

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People wait to vote outside the Bordeaux Library on the first day of Tennessee’s early voting Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The early, in-person voting period runs Monday through Saturday until Thursday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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