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|Gay votes WIN ELECTIONS
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This button is pointing out the importance of the LGBT population's vote in electoral politics in the United States. Most polling experts place the self-identifying lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population in the United States as between 5-10%. Though that is a small number compared to the general population of the United States, it can be enough to swing a close election. Studies have shown that the LGBT population is more civically and politically engaged than their non-LGBT counterparts, and courting the “gay vote” has become integral to many campaigns. In fact, several polls and political pundits have attributed the “gay vote” to be the determining factor in the 2012 Presidential election.
Harless, W. (2012, July 16). How Important is the Gay and Lesbian Vote for the Upcoming Election?. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/how-important-is-the-gay-and-lesbian-vote/