Skip to comments.Black voters helped Prop. 8 passage [Obama helped pass Prop 8]
Posted on 11/07/2008 12:21:08 PM PST by TheDon
Cheryl Weston once attended a wedding ceremony for gay friends, but on Election Day, she voted for a constitutional amendment to declare marriage in California as only between a man and a woman.
"It was called a holy union, but I don't know how holy it was," said Weston, a Sacramento barber.
Weston, 44, is one of an overwhelming number 70 percent of black voters in California who voted for Proposition 8 and helped secure its passage, according to exit polling conducted by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International.
African Americans, energized by Barack Obama's presidential bid, boosted their numbers at the polls this year to 10 percent of the state's electorate, up from 6 percent in 2004.
"The Obama people were thrilled to turn out high percentages of African Americans, but (Proposition 8) literally wouldn't have passed without those voters," said Gary Dietrich, president of Citizen Voice, a nonpartisan voter awareness organization.
Latinos were 18 percent of California's voters, and through sheer numbers also contributed to Proposition 8's success. But 53 percent of Latino voters supported the measure, a much lower percentage than black voters. Among white and Asian voters, 49 percent voted for the measure.
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I guess this is the silver lining to the black cloud.
There has been a lot of articles stating this fact.
While it’s true that they voted for the socialist, they also voted against gay marriage.
And the gays still protest the Mormon church. Apparently none of them want to head to Watts or Oakland.
There are some folks in my office yesterday that were saying they wish Hillary would have won because black turnout would have been lower and Prop 8 would have failed.
“Apparently none of them want to head to Watts or Oakland.”
....yep, gotta hunch the black gang bangers don’t suffer gay fools gladly.
The gays got the shaft.
(I live in Long Beach...lots of gays here. Most were for Hillary anyway. A few I know even voted for McCain).
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