More than 37,000 African-American voters have switched to ‘unaffiliated’ since 2016

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tiffany Pass from Person County has been a registered unaffiliated voter for nearly 20 years.

“I love it because I don’t have to vote straight Republican or straight Democratic. And I can just get a feel for each candidate,” said Pass, who is African American.

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On Tuesday, the State Board of Elections released new numbers showing that since the 2016 election, a large number of Black voters have stopped identifying as Democrat. More than 37,000 are now registered as “unaffiliated.”

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