That big wave of less-educated white voters? It never happened.

White working-class people were no more likely to vote in this presidential election than in the previous one. Trump’s victory was not due to a spike in turnout among his base supporters. But there were significant changes in turnout among other demographics.

Significant drops in black and Hispanic turnout may have cost Hillary Clinton some previously blue states. These estimates of voter turnout in the 2016 election came Wednesday from the Census Bureau, which surveyed about a hundred thousand people across the nation, providing the most comprehensive examination of who voted and didn’t. Read More

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