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In this April 2013 photo, Lauren Howie, 27, poses outside the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time. In Ohio, a battleground state where the share of eligible black voters is more than triple that of other minorities, Howie didn�t start out thrilled with President Barack Obama in 2012. She felt he didn't deliver on promises to help students reduce college debt, promote women's rights and address climate change, she said. But she became determined to support Obama as she compared him with Romney. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)