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Demographic trends favor Democrats, but GOP could still win in 2016
Demographic trends favor Democrats, but GOP could still win in 2016

It is hard to say when it will come, but our democracy faces a tipping point in the not-to-distant future when a fearful, ticked-off generation of conservative white voters will have passed on and a multiracial, socially liberal generation finally gets the voting habit. When that happens, the Republican Party risks going the way of the 19th century Whigs because, year after year, the GOP’s constituency has been growing older and even more white. For the campaign of 2016, though, the demographic advantage still could go to either party. Inspired by the chance to elect and then reelect the first nonwhite president of the United States, young people, blacks, Latinos and Asians...

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