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October 14th, 2008
03:15 PM ET

Black vote crucial in Missouri

Editor's Note: The presidential election once again may hinge on what happens in key "battleground" states. CNN's electoral map shows seven states that are too close to call. CNN's John King has been talking with voters in those states to report what's beneath the poll numbers. Here's his report on what he heard from some black voters in Moussouri.

CNN's John King reports that the black vote could be crucial in deciding which Missouri swings.


Filed under: John King • Race Gender & Politics • Raw Politics
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. actnow

    We need to stop talking about the black vote. I am black and I am tired of the articles. Obama is running for all the people. He is not only for the black race but for all races. Besides he is mixed.
    Enough is enough. Let's talk about the ecomony. It doesn't have a color.

    October 14, 2008 at 8:08 pm |
  2. Patricia in Ohio

    I am voting for Obama because he is by far the best man for the job. I am not voting for him just because he is black. He is everything that McCain is not. He is patient, kind, young, educated, likes people, hugs people, wants to get to know us, he knows our struggles, and he promotes unity.

    October 14, 2008 at 7:58 pm |
  3. Valerie

    You would think voting would be as simple as selecting the person (male/female/black/white/asian/hispanic/etc...) whose ideas align most with your own. Its TOO BAD for many in America and therefore for AMERICA itself that factors one has no control over is a decision maker in selecting a leader for this country.

    October 14, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  4. harriett

    we need all votes

    October 14, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  5. Carrie

    I'd like to see a piece done on whites that will not vote for Obama because he's black?? I know i've met a few, that totally agree with his politics put have stated they are voted for the green party because they will not vote for a black man. Maybe they'll outset eachother. I do think 92% is steep on both sides.

    October 14, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  6. Larry

    Why is the black vote any different than the asian, hispanic, native american or white vote? Surely the 92% of blacks that vote for Obama are not doing it for race reasons; just like if 92% of white voters voted for McCain it would not be because of race.

    October 14, 2008 at 3:19 pm |