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Whites Projected to Remain Voting Majority

December 06, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Minority voting rates statewide are so low that by 2040, when nonwhites will be two-thirds of the population, whites could still represent a majority of voters, an analysis shows.

The analysis reinforces past findings that black and Latino voter rates are stunted by lower socioeconomic status and citizenship rates -- but voting by Asians, who tend to be relatively well off, is surprisingly low.

If the trend holds, white voters will wield disproportionate control over the political process, according to the Public Policy Institute of California.

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