First time voters comprise 11% of those turning out today. 17% of voters are between the age of 18 and 29. With Obama favored by large margins with young and first-time voters, those are good numbers for the Democrat. 13% of those voting are African-American, up from 11% four years ago. With Obama winning 96% of African-Americans that too provides an important increase over 2004.
Todd Domke is a WBUR political analyst and a columnist for the Boston Globe. He’ll be live blogging throughout the evening.
This program aired on November 4, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.