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Trump: War Zones Are Safer Than US Inner Cities

Democrats have completely failed, he says

(Newser) - "Democrats have failed completely in the inner cities," Donald Trump said at a rally in Ohio Monday night, urging minority voters to give him a chance to change things. Murder rates are up "all over the place," he told the Akron crowd, saying "war zones... More »

DoJ Investigating Long Lines 'Fiasco' in Ariz. Primary

Complaints allege unacceptable waiting times in minority-heavy areas

(Newser) - Long lines at polling sites in Arizona's March 22 primary led Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to call the night a "fiasco"—and the Justice Department to now investigate whether there were civil rights violations regarding what Stanton called "unacceptably disparate distribution of polling locations," Reuters... More »

Right Reacts, as Trump Calls for Revolution

Trump is not happy, others see hope for the future of the GOP

(Newser) - Reaction to President Obama's re-election is rolling in from the right: Some disappointment, some regret, an eye toward the future ... and then there's Donald Trump. A look around the red landscape on this morning after Election 2012:
  • Trump is really upset with last night's results, reports E!
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Justice Dept. Shoots Down South Carolina Voter ID Law

Says law makes it harder for minorities to vote

(Newser) - The Justice Department today rejected South Carolina's law requiring voters to show photo identification, saying the law makes it harder for minorities to vote. Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez said the law didn't meet the burden under the Voting Rights Act and tens of thousands of minorities... More »

Steele: Blacks Have No Reason to Vote Republican

'We haven't done a very good job of giving you one'

(Newser) - Maybe someone should explain Michael Steele's job to him. In an event at DePaul University Tuesday, the RNC Chairman was asked why African-Americans should vote for Republicans. “You really don't have a reason, to be honest,” he replied, according to Politico . “We haven't done a very good... More »

Steele Fails to Lure Minorities To GOP

Controversy hampers RNC leader's efforts

(Newser) - African-American voters haven't budged an inch in the GOP's direction despite Michael Steele's pledge to win over minority voters, a Washington Post analysis finds. Some 78% of black voters have an unfavorable view of the party, a figure unchanged since Steele became the party's first-ever African-American chairman. Analysts say the... More »

Obama-Driven Minority Turnout Fueled Marriage Ban

Latino, black supporters helped conservative Calif. proposition pass

(Newser) - Barack Obama's popularity among California's minorities helped pass the state's conservative-backed gay marriage ban, Dan Walters writes in the Sacramento Bee. Blacks and Latinos—94% of whom voted for Obama—turned out in record numbers, and the majority of them supported the ban. The proposition would probably have failed with... More »

Obama Quietly Moves to Pump Up Black Vote

Dem balances image concerns with efforts to increase turnout

(Newser) - Barack Obama is running a quiet parallel campaign aimed at black voters while he spends his time and more obvious effort in moderate white areas, Politico reports. The campaign has run ads targeted at black voters that aren’t released to the media, and scoured heavily African-American areas for new... More »

Housing Bill Funds Democratic Ally

Group sets out to register the poor

(Newser) - Nestled in the housing bill President Bush signed yesterday is an acronym Republicans don’t like one bit: ACORN. The Wall Street Journal reports that the group is among the many housing-related nonprofits the bill hands cash to, but Republicans grumble that it does more than housing. It’s also... More »

Obama's General Election Plan: Sign Up Voters

Barack's massive registration drive could 'change the math'

(Newser) - Barack Obama's general-election strategy is to rejigger the electorate in his favor by signing up massive numbers of new voters—mainly young and African-American voters. Suspicious Dems point out that a similar effort failed John Kerry in 2004, but, reports Politico, there's legitimate reason to think Obama might be able... More »

Why Don't Latinos Back Barack?

Minorities don't always vote for minority candidates

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's support in Hispanic communities is well documented, but the voting patterns of Hispanics are not as easy to characterize as her pollsters make them out to be, reports the New York Times. The issue of identity politics is a complicated matter that clearly does not guarantee that all... More »

Hispanic, Black Nevadans Split Over Dems

Latinos went for Hillary, blacks backed Barack

(Newser) - White women and Hispanics may have helped Hillary Clinton to her victory in Nevada, but black voters overwhelmingly picked Barack Obama, a trend that may have big repercussions in upcoming primaries, says Politico. Minority groups traditionally side with the establishment candidate, which makes Obama's 83% support by African Americans in... More »

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