Saturday, May 17, 2008

UN Investigation US Racism Exludes WV PA Primary

So why ignore West Virginia during the United Nations investigation? After all, respondents in exit polls admitted "race" played a role in how they voted! Some 22 percent admitted the race of Democratic candidate Barack Obama factored into their decision to instead vote for Hillary Clinton.

Since most voters aren't so forthcoming about such personal preference add in double the amount or more who didn't have the guts to admit the role race played.

That puts the amount at closer to the 61 percent Hillary Clinton claimed as her prize West Virginia win.

The United Nations investigation of racism in the United States will be meaningless without analyzing the West Virginia Primary Election.

What a sham, and a shame.

EXIT POLLS: The Race Factor in West Virginia
One-Third of Whites Citing Race in Vote Would Support Obama Over McCain
May 13, 2008

The Race Factor
Racially motivated voting ran somewhat higher than elsewhere: Two in 10 whites said the race of the candidate was a factor in their vote, second only to Mississippi. Just 31 percent of those voters said they'd support Obama against presumptive Republican nominee John McCain, fewer than in other primaries where the question's been asked.

Indeed, as noted, among all West Virginia primary voters, only 49 percent said they would support Obama vs. McCain, far fewer than elsewhere and one of many signs of antipathy toward Obama in the state.

And don't forget Pennsylvania, either.

Any investigation of racism in the United States that ignores the exit polling results from those two states is not worth anyone's time.

Net the Truth Online

U.N. racism investigator to visit U.S. from Monday
Fri May 16, 2008 2:48pm EDT
By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA (Reuters) - A special U.N. human rights investigator will visit the United States this month to probe racism, an issue that has forced its way into the race to secure the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

The United Nations said Doudou Diene would meet federal and local officials, as well as lawmakers and judicial authorities during the May 19-June 6 visit.

...His three-week visit, at U.S. government invitation, will cover eight cities -- Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Omaha, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Race has become a central issue in the U.S. election cycle because Sen. Barack Obama, the frontrunner in the battle for the Democratic nomination battle, stands to become the country's first African American president.

Clinton Dismisses Race Factor in West Virginia Primary
Democratic Contender Argues She's More Electable Than Obama Against McCain
May 14, 2008
A day after her landslide primary victory in West Virginia, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., dismissed exit poll results that suggest some of her supporters are voting against Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., because he's black...

Clinton Wins Big in West Virginia Primary, Solidly Defeating Sen. Barack Obama
Clinton Wins White, Southern State as Obama Looks Toward General Election
May 14, 2008

...And, racially motivated voting appears to be running higher than usual, preliminary exit poll results suggest, with two in 10 white voters saying the race of the candidate was a factor in their vote. About 66 percent of those voters said they wouldn't support Obama in the general election against presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

April 23, 2008, 3:52 pm
The Race Factor in Pa. Primary
By Katharine Q. Seelye

Updated Although 19 percent of voters in Pennsylvania said that race played an important role in how they voted, Gov. Ed Rendell, who was Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief architect in the state, says it did not appear to be “much” of a factor.
Mr. Rendell got into some hot water back in February when he said of the Pennsylvania primary: “You’ve got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate.”
Now, exit polls from yesterday’s primary appear to confirm that view. The polls, conducted by Edison/Mitofsky for the five television networks and The Associated Press, asked voters if the race of the candidate was important: 19 percent said yes, while 80 percent said no.
Of those who said yes, 59 percent voted for Mrs. Clinton and 41 percent voted for Senator Barack Obama.
Of those who said no, 53 percent voted for Mrs. Clinton and 47 percent voted for Mr. Obama.
Broken down by race, 13 percent of whites said race was important to them, and 75 percent of those voters sided with Mrs. Clinton. Of the 66 percent of whites who said race was not important to them, 58 percent voted for her.

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