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Think the campaigning was challenging? The hard work begins today.
Here's what people have to remember. Black people didn’t elect Barak Obama. Yes, African Americans turned out in overwhelming numbers - 96 percent of African Americans nationwide voted for Obama.
But it was the Hispanic vote, too, that put him over the top. People debated whether Latinos would vote for an African American - they would and they did. 67 percent of Latinos who voted, voted for Obama.
Young voters turned out for Obama - 66 percent of voters under the age of 30 - voted for Obama.
New voters - who made up 11 percent of the electorate in this highly anticipated election year - 68 percent voted for Barak Obama.
And white voters... 43 percent of them, that's tens of millions of white voters, voted for Obama.
The promise of America is a promise for everyone–not just for "Joe the plumber," but all Americans who represent the diverse and changing face of our nation.
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