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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.
Some thoughts on the presidential election from the supporters of Barack Obama and John McCain:
It’s not a big mystery why Sen. Barack Obama won the election last night.
A burgeoning Asian-American community is slowly changing the political landscape in Atlantic County. Candidates running for U.S. Congress, county sheriff and freeholder, and municipal offices have been paying attention.
Candidates running for U.S. Congress, county sheriff and freeholder, and municipal offices have been paying attention.
White folks still “own” the vote in the sense that they make up 74 percent of eligible voters and are expected to comprise 78 percent of the actual voters in the 2008 presidential election. And it’s among white voters that John McCain is giving a spanking to Barack Obama, 54 percent to 40 percent.
In the 2004 election, the nation's two largest immigrant-dominated populations - Latinos and Asians - will likely have a larger impact at the voting booth than they did in 2000.