Voting Whites NO LONGER hold majority...

Voting Whites NO LONGER hold majority in Ohio.

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WeDoneOutBabiedT hemDevils

Oak Lawn, IL

#1 Jul 23, 2014
Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.
The type of voters both parties seek includes David Vernon, 18, of Columbus, who will be a freshman at the University of Akron this fall. An avid user of social media who describes himself as moderate, Vernon said he has seen a steady increase in tweets from both parties aimed at attracting younger African-American voters like himself.
Vernon said he appreciates the increased outreach and believes young adults will be open to supporting either party this fall if candidates are forceful in addressing issues such as rising college loan debt, improving economic opportunity and ending the gridlock in Washington.
"Many young people I talk with are tired of both parties," he said. "They're almost burned out."
Nationwide, working-class whites defined as those ages 18 to 64, with less than a bachelor's degree are more likely to be socially conservative, less optimistic about their futures and skeptical of big government. But in Ohio, the group has been much more politically divided, encompassing deeply religious, GOP-leaning conservatives in rural areas, as well as unionized blue-collar Democrats in cities.
Now, those voters are getting older, moving some of them into a 65-plus group that is more likely to back the GOP. Ohio, which a Republican National Committee panel is backing to host the 2016 GOP convention, has gone with the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1964. In 2012, President Barack Obama won Ohio by fewer than 200,000 votes out of more than 5.6 million cast.
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"You can't ignore any quarter in Ohio; it's too balanced. If you put too much effort in one part over another, you lose," said Greg Haas, a longtime Democratic strategist who ran Bill Clinton's winning 1992 Ohio campaign.
As the working-class white vote shrinks, Ohio Democrats are stressing their party's diversity and seeking to appeal to women of all economic groups. The party staged a bus tour last month through Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo, led by U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Chris Redfern, Ohio's fiery Democratic chairman, said his party has long sought to expand outreach by hiring African-American voting coordinators around the state, which Obama won in 2012 thanks in part to strong black turnout.

"You've got to be in these neighborhoods talking to voters," Borges said. "To some extent, we just have to be honest with ourselves: Over many cycles we've gotten away from that."
Republican Gov. John Kasich's campaign sometimes uses his office to highlight issues important to senior citizens. In September, he launched a statewide fall-prevention initiative, while the Republican National Committee courts suburban women younger than 40 and young college conservatives. In April, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus addressed students at Central State University, a historically black college, during the launch of a College Republicans chapter.
About 4.1 million, or 48 percent, of eligible voters in Ohio are working-class whites, falling below 50 percent for the first time ever, according to unpublished 2014 census data. That's down from 50.5 percent in November 2012. As recently as 1980, that number was 66 percent.
Most of the change is because they're aging out of the workforce. Eligible white voters 65 and older in Ohio increased from 17.1 percent to 18.9 percent in 2014. In contrast, whites with at least a college degree edged up from a 17.4 percent share to 17.7 percent, and nonwhite eligible voters rose from 15.1 percent to 15.3 percent.
WeBlacksOutBirth edWhitey

Oak Lawn, IL

#2 Jul 28, 2014
Hahaha Negras rule.
hands on AR

Waukegan, IL

#3 Jul 29, 2014
One giant hood!

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