Thursday, November 8, 2012

Changing Demographics

The stats from this election are coming in and some of the demographic changes in this country are beginning to flex their powers effectively.

For the first time it was women who cast the bulk of the votes this election with 53%, and women who proved the deciding factor, providing Barack Obama a lead by 11 percentage points. One state elected an all female delegation to Congress for both the house and senate.

Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay senator to be elected. Three more states voted to approve same sex marriages.

A big change comes in the non-white vote as Barack Obama won 71% of the Hispanic vote on Tuesday, up from 67% in 2008. In the same period, Latinos grew from 9% of the total electorate to 10% on Tuesday. They are expected to continuing gaining electoral importance.

The white male population is shrinking as a share of the electorate. The total white vote was 72% on Tuesday, down from 74% just four years ago and 87% in 1992.
A change in perspective is apparent among the over all under 40 group is also on the way as two states legalized the recreational use of marijuana.
Old white right wing males are not going to like any of this news but there it is as a fact of life. We better get use to it as more change is on the way.

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