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In 2000 whites were 81% of the electorate when they broke 55 to 42 for Bush.   In 2008 whites were 74% of the electorate and broke 55 to 43 for McCain.  In 2012 whites were 72% of the electorate and broke 59% to 39% for Romney.   Whites are predicted to be ~69% of the electorate this November.  As this trajectory has been followed another trend has been the GOP white vote concentrating in the South and Plains states.  The result is the increase in a a declining percentage has also been a decrease in Electoral Votes.

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by ATinNM on Wed May 11th, 2016 at 12:22:13 PM EST

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