What most people do not know:
(1) The black population is 14% of the nation's total population. But only 59.8% of that population voted in 2016, down 6% from 2012.
(2) As hated as Trump is, in some circles, still, he won the white college educated vote with an on-average vote of both male and female, combined, of a whopping 79 %. How many lies were we told about that number !!??
(3) In 2012, Barack took in 3.5 million FEWER votes, nationally, than in 2008, a clear predictor for 2016. By comparison, GW Bush, took in 12 million MORE votes than in 2000.
I am not telling you much about the NY Times article, because you really need to read the whole thing, here at the NY Times. It appears to be a great article.
Study the following chart, and you will see the very serious problems facing the Democrat Party in terms of election dynamics.
Source: Source: William H. Frey analysis of Current Population Survey Microfiles:
November 2000, 2004, 2008 2012 and 2016
|Table 1: Voter Turnout Rates- Selected Groups|
|White Male Non College||53.8||58.8||56.8||54.8||55.8|
|White Male College||78.0||82.3||80.6||78.5||78.5|
|White Female Non College||57.5||63.0||62.2||59.1||59.7|
|White Female College||80.2||83.1||81.6||79.4||79.8|
|TOTAL National Vote||59.5||63.8||63.6||61.8||61.4|