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Thursday, November 8, 2012

President Obama elected by minority groups

President Obama gets another term in the White House but white voters didn't put him there.  Mitt Romney won 59 per cent of white votes, the biggest majority of any presidential candidate in US history.  

Hispanics, the fastest-growing demographic in the US, accounted for 10 per cent of all votes.  There are now 53 million Hispanics in America, 17 per cent of the population.  A record number of Asian voters also turned out but not surprisingly, the President won a staggering 93 per cent of African-American votes.

During his victory speech, he said "It doesn't matter if you're black or white, Hispanic, Asian or Native American, young or old,  rich or poor, able or disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you're willing to try."