US election roundup: No longer your father’s electorate, GOP’s future clouded by its failure to attract young, women, minorities

Whites-only GOP meets its demographic destiny Salon The vast majority of straight white men I encountered were reasonable, thoughtful voters. And here’s an irony: Much of the GOP — think Romney, Mourdock, Akin — cling to a political narrative according to which white male voters are “conservative” and …

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Senate Races Expose Extent of Republicans’ Gender Gap New York Times They did so because they were worried that their party was increasingly seen among voters as preoccupied with issues like the one sponsored by Republicans in Virginia that would have required women to undergo vaginal sonograms before they could have …

Republicans face murky future in diverse US HeraldNet Republican leaders awoke Wednesday to witness their grim future. Without a makeover, a party that skews toward older, white and male voters faces political peril in an increasingly diverse and complex America. President Obama’s decisive victory over …

No longer your father’s electorate Los Angeles Times On Tuesday, Obama received the votes of barely 1 in 3 white males. That too was historic. It almost certainly was an all-time low for the winner of a presidential election that did not include a major third-party candidate. “We’re not in the ’50s any …

Nev. women doom Romney; GOP strategy reconsidered Seattle Post Intelligencer Romney lost Nevada in large part because of a double-digit gender gap that saw a majority of women voters break Democratic. Exit poll results show the president took a comfortable lead among women in Nevada, highlighting a problem that some GOP …

Election results 2012: Who won it for Obama? (+video) Christian Science Monitor President Obama was reelected Tuesday night in large part because of strong support from women and minorities. The lesson of his victory for both parties, but particularly Republicans, may be this: The primacy of white male voters has passed. In the …

GOP’s future clouded by its failure to attract the young, women, minorities Boston Globe Underlying Mitt Romney’s defeat Tuesday in the presidential election are some unsettling demographic trends for the Grand Old Party, whose base of support continues to be the nation’s declining white population. President Obama’s campaign exploited the …

The gender gap and the GOP’s future Los Angeles Times Just a little over 1 in 3 white men voted for Obama. And married women preferred Romney, 53% to 46%. (Divorced, single or widowed women voted for the president by more than 2 to 1.) Every election cycle there’s some sub-group of women — the so-called …

GOP leaders and political analysts urge introspection and outreach to women … New York Daily News The problem: by trying to appeal to a dwindling base of aging conservative whites, the party has been turning off key voting groups like African-Americans, women and especially Hispanics, some. Republicans said. “We have a period of reflection and … (Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Romney loses gamble on female voters’ focus Fort Wayne Journal Gazette President Obama won women in virtually every swing state, besting Romney with female voters 51 to 48 in Florida, 55 to 44 in New Hampshire, 52 to 47 in North Carolina, 53 to 46 in Virginia and 57 to 43 in Iowa, while gender-based gaffes from Missouri …

Senate races exposed extent of GOP’s women problem San Jose Mercury News In Indiana and Missouri, home to some of the more reliably conservative women voters in the country, Republicans lost their Senate battles even as many of those voters rejected President Barack Obama. In Wisconsin, the Republican candidate, a former …

Women fought the GOP’s 2012 ‘war on women’ and won The Guardian (blog) A clear victor has emerged in the Republican war on women. Women. With women breaking strongly for President Barack Obama and a banner year for women candidates, one thing is clear: the 2012 election is a mandate for women’s equality …

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