Study: Black voters may have turned out at higher rate than whites for first time in 2012
African-American voter turnout in record numbers surpassed 2008 among the voters nationwide. Voting wasn’t permitted going back to the post-Civil War period. In the 2012 election, African-American voters may have turned out at a higher rate than white voters for the first time in history. According to Politico, black voters clearly turned out a higher percentages of registered voters than other ethnic minorities, and if early results from the Pew Research Center.