Mike Huckabee: 'Republicans Have Done A Pathetic Job Of Reaching Out To People Of Color' (VIDEO)

11/06/2012 09:55 pm ET

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee doesn't think much of the GOP's minority outreach efforts.

On Tuesday night, Fox News' Megyn Kelly asked the former Republican presidential hopeful what he made "of the racial divide we're seeing so far in the vote totals, uh, you know, showing whites overwhelmingly voting for Mitt Romney, but people of color, blacks, Latinos and other voting more for President Obama."

The one-time pastor stated, "I think Republicans have done a pathetic job of reaching out to people of color, something we've gotta work on."

He went on to explain:

"It's a group of people that frankly should be with us based on the real policy of conservativism [sic]. But Republicans have acted as if they can't get the vote, so they don't try. And the result is they don't get the vote. So that's not to me as much of a shock. And I absolutely reject the notion that white people are voting for Mitt Romney, black people are voting for Barack Obama. I think conservatives are voting for Mitt Romney, and liberals are voting for Barack Obama. And this country is still a divided country ideologically more than it is racially."

According to Politico, 96% of black voters cast their ballots for President Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential contest, while 43% of white voters supported the former Illinois senator in that election.

It remains to be seen how the percentages will break down after Tuesday's election.

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