Election In 2008 Essay

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As we know, 2008 is the big year for everyone in the United States. The presidential election in 2008 was the most racially diverse in U.S. history, there were almost one-in-four votes cast by non-whites. The presidential election in 2008 bring the surprise result for all of the people in U.S. Barack Obama became the first African-American elected president of the United States, and Joe Biden became the first Roman Catholic elected vice president. I think the record of voter participation in 2008 U.S presidential election is the anomaly. Obama won a decisive victory over McCain, He was winning in both the electoral college and the popular vote, with 365 electoral votes to McCain's 173; There was the largest percentage of popular vote for the Democrat since B.Johnson in 1964. Obama's win in obtaining a major party's…show more content…
The entitled black voters increased 4.9 percentage, It rate from 60.3% in 2004 to 65.2% in 2008, almost same as the voter turnout rate of white allowed voters many of black voter contribution in 2008 was increased by the participation of younger voters and black women. The voter rate of qualified black female increased 5.1 percentage, there was 63.7% in 2004 increased to 68.8% in 2008. General, amid all ethnic, gender groups and racial, black women had the highest vote in 2008 election. There were many factors encourage voters to participate and discourage them from participating. In the textbook page 410, " participation in politics may be increasing, in particular on the Internet." People went online to get the new and information; they post comments for others people read. It influenced the psychology of many people and made they want to participate or not participate. Furthermore, some of the reason for the people not voting were out of town, illness or disability did not like the candidates, or not
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