2016’s States with the Highest Political Engagement Among Blacks

Black votes matter. In both 2008 and 2012, black voters turned out at the polls at unprecedented numbers, helping to secure the election and reelection of the first black president in the Oval Office. Barack Obama owed much of his triumphant White House bid to this demographic, granting him more than 90 percent of their vote during each election cycle and even outvoting whites for the first time in 2012.