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Ethnicity-Based Voting Blocs

Ethnicity-based voting blocs occur when individuals of the same ethnic group vote for a political candidate or party motivated first and foremost by their own ethnic identification.

In any given society, the electorate is made up of a heterogeneous population divided by a whole host of variables, including income, social class, ethnicity, and political and ideological persuasions. Voters may choose to vote for a political candidate or party for a wide range of reasons, from ideological or party allegiance through to party manifestos and policies. Voting blocs refer to electoral mobilizations based around an overriding identity or issue that comprises the foremost focus for individuals, who act as part of a collective in terms of how they cast their vote at the ballot box. So,

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