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The 2014 Mid-term elections are just a few days away. Despite efforts to stymie African-American voter turnout, early voting, especially in North Carolina appears to be strong for Democrats. 47% of registered Democrats in the Tar Heel state have taken advantage of early voting. About 24% of those early voters are African American. Good news for Senator Kay Hagan who needs a heavy African-American voter turnout if she’s to best her Republican opponent, Thom Tillis. With a razor tight race between Hagan and Tillis, as well as hotly contested races in other states, Republican voters are expected to have a turnout advantage. 32% of registered Republicans in North Carolina have voted early. It appears to be a match-up between early voting and Republican energy. ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ host, Ron Holland, talked with Political Consultant and Campaign Strategist, Colette Forrest about the 2014 Mid-term elections and the critical nature of the Black vote.

African American Voter Turnout Critical in Tuesday’s Mid-Term Elections  was originally published on