In Their Own Words: Black Women Voters
Three young women film their views on why they vote and voted this year
Among the coalition of various voting blocs key to the reelection of President Barack Obama were women and African Americans, both of whom, early exit poll data showed, really turned out to support the president, Reuters reported.
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Below, three women share videos of themselves discussing their reasons for voting after they went to the polls Tuesday.
It's your turn: Did you cast a ballot in this year's presidential race. Why did you vote? Tell us in the comments section.
Ciana Hamlett, 20, Bergenfield, N.J., first time voter whose family was among millions who lost power in Hurricane Sandy:
Diana Quaynor Stephen, 36, first time voter and new citizen of Olney, Md., filmed by 8-year-old son, Art, who accompanied her to the polls:
Alexis Taylor-Butler, 22, of Kansas City, Mo., who said women's reproductive rights issues drove her to the polls: