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  •  I'm not sure where this fits (1+ / 0-)
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    but there surely was a dramatic, I mean dramatic, drop-off in the number of African-American (and other minority) voters in my neighborhood (Brooklyn, 90% A-A) in 2010.  There was no line to vote that year, instead of the down-the-street-and-around-the-corner, hour-long, lines in 2008 and 2012.   I remember coming out of the polling place alongside two African-American men, one of whom was saying to the other, "People just gotta understand, they can't only come out every four years, when the black guy's running, they gotta be here all the time."  

    I don't know what this meant nationally, but the occasional voter just stayed home where I was.  Maybe in 2014 it will be different.

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