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Voting bloc Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_bloc

A voting bloc is a group of voters that are strongly motivated by a specific common concern or group of concerns to the point that such specific concerns tend to dominate their voting patterns, causing them to vote together in elections.[1] For example, Beliefnet identifies 12 main religious blocs in American politics, such as the "Religious Right", whose concerns are dominated by religious and sociocultural issues; and American Jews, who are identified as a "strong Democratic group" with liberal views on economics and social issues.[2] The result is that each of these groups votes en bloc in elections.

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  1. ^ "Definition of BLOC".
  2. ^ "The Twelve Tribes of American Politics".