Black Mormons Torn Between Romney And Obama?!
When I saw the headline “Black Mormons Face Tough Election Choice Between Romney And Obama,” I naturally presumed it would lead to a parody news piece in The Onion.
Aside from the obvious point in the lede–”Twenty years ago, who would have predicted the 2012 U.S. presidential race would pit a black incumbent against a white Mormon?”–there’s actually zero news in the story. We learn that “African-Americans still represent only about 3 percent of the Mormons’ 6 million U.S. members” and get no data whatsoever on how they vote. They interview a handful of black students at Mormon schools and don’t even ask most of them who they plan to vote for.