Election Day and the growing minority-majority population

Cleveland voting
Voters wait in front of the Mt. Pleasant Library Nov. 6, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Election Day gave a face to the growing minority-majority population in America. While we heard and speculated a lot on Latino, millennial and women voters, did we really learn much about what really motivates them to support a party or candidate? Did we see the nuanced make-up of these voting blocs? Did we learn anything new that would change our perceptions or stereotypes?

We'll also see what we learned about the Native and Asian American voters who made a difference in some swing states and congressional districts. The Native vote is credited to keeping Democratic Sen. Jon Tester in office in Montana and narrowly electing North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp to the Senate.

Asian-Americans are the fastest growing immigrant population in the country and a growing population in swing states like Nevada and Virgina, yet studies show neither campaign actively engaged them beyond asking them to vote.

Ange-Marie Hancock, associate professor of political science and gender studies at the University of Southern California, will join The Daily Circuit Friday to look at the demographics of American voters. Paul Taylor, executive vice president of Pew Research Center, will also join the discussion.

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Who wins at the voting booth with demographic changes? Comment on the blog.

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