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First-Time Voters Voted Overwhelmingly for President-Elect Barack Obama
President-elect Obama won 52 percent of the popular vote, the largest share for a Democrat since Lyndon Johnson won in 1964.
But more importantly, Obama expanded Democratic support among key voter groups including Hispanic-Americans, women, young people and suburbanites.
Sen. Barack Obama attracted tremendous support from African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans, and the strong turnout among black and Latino voters in key battleground states helped push him to victory, exit polls show.
Well, it’s been two days since America elected the first African American president by electing Barack Obama to the White House and I’m sure a lot of us are still digesting what this means for American and the world.
There’s not much more that I can say that others have not said already regarding the significance of Barack Obama’s election as our next President: historic, monumental, amazing, inspiring, emotional, and quite simple, awesome. As a sociologist and demographer, I’d like to offer a few statistics on his election to be our next President:
WASHINGTON (AFP) — A majority of Asian-Americans chose Senator Barack Obama for president and expect him to appoint representatives from the rapidly growing community in his new administration, officials have said.
A recent survey found that a significant number of Asian Americans voted for the first time in 2006. The survey also pointed out that a growing number of Asians, particularly Chinese Americans call themselves “independent voters,” and do not affiliate themselves with any party. The most important issues to be addressed by 2008 presidential candidates include economy, jobs and health care.