Interview with Charles Butts

So, if you could just say those numbers again, and make sure you identify that that's the Black community that you're talking about. So what were the numbers that you wanted, what were the numbers that you got in that election?


In, in the Black community which, as I recall, was about 40 or 42 percent of the total population, ah, we ended up with 80 percent turnout and about 95 percent ah, voting for Stokes. But it was the 80 percent turnout that was a result of this phenomenal volunteer effort. And ah, as I recall, about 25 percent ah, voted for Stokes from the non-Black community. And that was because there was a number of people who stepped forward to endorse him and because the candidate went out and sought that support.