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A celebration of voting on Sunday at church

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>> I'm not worried.>> For Pastor Alfonso Jackson, getting these souls to the polls his is most important calling this Sunday.>> In Miami, Florida at the Second Baptist Church. Across America many churches are organizing events like this to get African-Americans to vote. These strives are hugely important.
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According to one study in 2008, more African-Americans voted early in Florida, especially on Sundays, than they did on election day.>> But in another battleground state, North Carolina, nine counties that had Sunday voting in 2012 eliminated or shortened it this year, raising criticism on social media. In Florida too, civil rights activists had to fight to extend the early voting period.
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>> Yes, it wasn't easy, there were those that, the powers that be, didn't want them to have them, because they know that souls to the poll affect us as a people in a great way. The African American, we tend to turn out for after-church kind of functions.>> Because African Americans are historically more likely to support Democrats, Hillary Clinton is counting on a big turnout in this kind of early voting.
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Here, African Americans make up about 13% of the nearly 13 million registered voters. After church, it's off to the polls for a celebration, a little food, and more music. Now, all eyes turn to Tuesday.