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The Black Vote

Bush apparently didn’t make the inroads some had anticipated among black voters: I had seen some suggestions that Bush would get as much as 15 or 18 percent. Exit polls have the split at 89 percent for Kerry and 11 percent for Bush; I’ve also seen 90-10. Granted, I’m citing those awful exit polls. But it’s all we’ve got right now–and something tells me the hopeful predictions of GOPers who were crossing their fingers for early signs of a racial realignment aren’t going to pan out.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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