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Midterm Wild Card: Black Women Voters Could Shake Up Elections

Midterm Wild Card: Black Women Voters Could Shake Up Elections
There's a lot of speculation that this election won't be like most midterms. From skewed polls to wildcard demographic groups like black women, there's a greater than likely chance we'll be surprised come November.
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Swinging the Swing State: Working Class Whites Now Less Than 50% of Voters in Ohio

Swinging the Swing State: Working Class Whites Now Less Than 50% of Voters in Ohio
For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc. Nationwide, working-class whites are more likely to be socially conservative, less optimistic about their futures and skeptical of big government. But in Ohio, the group has been much more politically divided: encompassing deeply religious, GOP-leaning conservatives in rural areas as well as unionized blue-collar Democrats in cities.
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NC Candidate Explains the Electoral Demographics of 'Traditional' Americans, aka White People

NC Candidate Explains the Electoral Demographics of 'Traditional' Americans, aka White People
North Carolina has made great strides in recent years in the race to the bottom, the competition to become one of the most regressive states in the country. Even the media-savvy talking heads say some head-scratching stuff. Case in point: North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis says the "traditional population" in America is fairly stable but not growing like blacks and Hispanics and other minorities. Even if it's polite, it still sounds racist.
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America's Governors Reveal Remarkable Lack of Diversity

America's Governors Reveal Remarkable Lack of Diversity
88 percent of governors (about every nine out of ten) in the United States are male, and another 88 percent are white. America is a very diverse place. Its governors, on the other hand...not so much.
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