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Poll: States With Most Politically Engaged Blacks

To say that the Black vote matters is an understatement. Just about every potential nominee has vied for the Black vote, with the exception of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, who recently announced that he will be targeting white conservative voters.

In both 2008 and 2012, Black voters turned out to polls in record numbers. They helped secure the election and re-election of Barack Obama, the nation’s first Black president.

This year, the Black vote will comprise more than 12 percent of the national electorate. Here is a list of states with the most politically engaged African Americans.

1. Wisconsin

2. Ohio

3. Mississippi

4. Michigan

5. Missouri

6. North Carolina

7. New Jersey

8. Maryland

9. Texas

10. Illinois

Mississippi, North Carolina, and Wisconsin saw the best Black voter turnout in 2012, while Arkansas, Washington and Arizona were among the worst.

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