I've gone thru the posts & nobody assumes a poll here 'could be totally free from such (racist) influence'. Key word: assumes. Entirely possible folks voted on the basis of color, however, to say that's how it was done devoid of evidence is flat wrong.
I would love to know where you were when so many posters accused black people of voting for Obama because he was black.
Ah, right you are. I misunderstood & thought the poster was referring to this thread alone. Having said that, I've allowed that the possibility certainly exists people might vote based on the color of a candidates skin. And, getting back on topic, the trouble w/the original post on this thread is VIPAM infers people voted that way - w/no proof. You might ask, 'Does he need proof?' I say yes. I certainly wouldn't claim something to be unless I had evidence.