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While Barack Obama made history becoming the first African American to win the presidency, the black vote was only part of his victory story. He relied on support from many others. Here's an interactive look at people from groups that backed him in particularly large numbers in California.
Fourth-grade students at Helen Carr Castello Elementary School in Elk Grove read their letters to President-elect Barack Obama.
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