Role Of Black Churches In Elections

Ken AshfordElection 2016, RaceLeave a Comment

A small graph from today’s New York TImes shows why Republicans are so keen to restrict early voting, especially on Sundays — it is when blacks go to the polls:

Big Role of Black Churches in Two Senate Races

Black churches often promote voting after services, sometimes even taking church members directly to the polls. Such drives are traditionally most popular on the Sunday before an election, when black turnout might be even higher than it was on Sunday