New Census Report: “Demographic Analysis of Democratic Party Losses”

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Just kidding. The real title is “Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016: P20 Tables.” Basically, the tables show that every natural Democratic Party constituency turns out to vote at low rates. For example, the young:

And the poor:

And the non-white and non-native:

There’s nothing new here, and of course it’s even worse in midterm elections. This reality has been the bane of the Democratic Party for decades. The natural base of the Democratic Party may be bigger than the GOP’s, but they just don’t turn out to vote. If Democrats ever figure out how to address this, they’ll rule the country for the next century.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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