“Black voter turnout exceed white voter turnout, even in states with strict ID laws, pundit claims”

PunditFact says “true:”

Riley said “black voter turnout in 2012 exceeded the rate of white voter turnout, even in the states with the strictest voter ID laws,” despite the Democrats claiming the voter ID laws suppress the black vote.

While there is debate about the reasons why — and if the phenomenon will last — Riley’s statistic checks out. Census data shows that indeed, for the first time ever, black voter turnout was higher nationally than white voter turnout, and at least just as high in the states with strict voter ID laws.

 

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