The Guardian: How the Disability Voting Bloc Could Swing the 2016 Election

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The Guardian: How the Disability Voting Bloc Could Swing the 2016 Election

On Monday, February 15, 2016, The Guardian posted an article titled, "How the Disability Voting Bloc Could Swing the 2016 Election," about how smart candidates in the US election have an opportunity to promote development of a large bloc of people in what could be a tipping point for disabled voters.

In an election where gender and race are both popular topics of discussion, there’s a silent but formidable group of voters that no one’s talking about: disabled voters.

At last census, roughly 20% of the US population identified with some degree of disability, spanning a huge range of impairments across race, gender, age and class. Disabled people represent a huge electoral bloc, one Jim Dickson, the co-chair of the National Council on Independent Living’s voting rights subcomittee, contends is as formidable as other minority bloc voters. Read more.