Voter Demographics

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The following charts suggest that the demographic challenges that the GOP faces in this presidential election may have been put in stark profile by Trump’s very divisive candidacy, but they reflect, instead, longer-term and deepening problems for the party:

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The following charts are taken from a GIF attached to an article for Business Insider written by Sam Raga [http://www.businessinsider.com/animated-map-demographics-vote-election-president-trump-clinton-2016-10?nr]:

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The following chart cited cited in an article in the Long Island News and taken from an article in the New York Times, which reproduced it from an article in the National Journal, indicates why the concentration of Democratic voters in urban areas facilitates gerrymandering:

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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