November 7, 2008 6:02 AM

Black turnout for Obama doomed gay marriage in Calif.

African Americans in California, energized by Barack Obama's presidential bid, boosted their numbers at the polls this year to 10 percent of the state's electorate, up from 6 percent in 2004. Seventy percent of them voted for Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage, according to exit polls.

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