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Vox: People of color will make up 31% of 2016’s eligible voters — the largest percentage ever

February 5, 2016

Vox highlights a major milestone in a new Pew Research Center survey:

“According to Pew Research Center, this year’s election will be decided by the most racially and ethnically diverse body of voters in US history, with people of color representing 31 percent of eligible voters in November.”

While the Rising American Electorate ‘s growth continues to make the voting population younger and more diverse,  “the number of white voters is relatively stagnant.”

“There are still 156 million white voters in the US, and 70 million voters of color. But whites are underrepresented among new voters. Between 2012 and 2016, new white voters only increased by 2 percent, while Asian voters increased by 16 percent and Latino voters by 17 percent.”

Read the full story at Vox.