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The African American Electorate

Black American Voters as a Demographic in the United States

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Black Americans are living, working, and voting across the nation in record numbers and fascinating patterns. The African American electorate has greatly expanded over the last decade to include a greater breadth of politically and geographically diverse native-born and black immigrant voters.

Below, a few charts detail where black American voters stand as a politicized demographic in the United States.

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