cross-posted at my blog


“Minority Americans have been flocking to the nation’s ‘swing counties,’ hotly contested areas that could play a crucial role in this year’s election.

That’s got to be good news for Barack Obama, bidding to become the first black president.

Blacks and Hispanics are moving to counties that already were racially diverse, such as Osceola in central Florida and Mecklenberg in North Carolina, home to Charlotte. They also are moving to key counties that remain predominantly white, such as Lake in Northeast Ohio, Lehigh in eastern Pennsylvania and Oakland outside Detroit.”

Voter registration and turnout is the path to victory in this 2008 Presidential Election.

Obama hopes to win the presidency by changing the electoral map. The success of that effort will rely on new voters from younger and more diverse backgrounds. The opportunity is there. And reports like this suggest that the face of American politics and the American voter could change by November 4th.

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