Sunday, November 11, 2012

How did Muslims vote?

I've heard lots of talk about how Latinos, African Americans, Asians, Catholics, Jews, etc. voted in this election. But one of the things I've been curious about is how Muslims voted.

We've seen them demonized by Islamophobia on the right and attempts to speak for them from the purists on the left. But when it came time to speak for themselves, what did they say?

It was practically unanimous.
The Poll findings indicated that 95.5 of the registered Muslim voters went to the polls on November 6.

85.7 percent cast their ballots to re-elect President Obama while only 4.4 percent of respondents said they voted for Mitt Romney.
If you want to know why Muslims so strongly supported President Obama, it probably was best articulated by Zaheer Ali.

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