RCP Analyst: Roughly 8 Million White Voters Stood Home

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 and is filed under Elections, News

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There has been a lot of baseless bloviating about the outcome of the elections.  Many of have suggested that Republicans better shape up in order to make inroads into the minority vote.  Undoubtedly, the growth of the minority population will eventually make it tough for Republicans to win, but the real story of the election is that Romney failed to utilize the white vote.  According to a thoughtful analysis by Sean Trende, 8 million white stood home, contributing to Romney’s underperformance of McCain’s 2008 vote share.