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GOP must adapt to ever-changing US demographics

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 incremental increases in Latinos, Asian-Americans, and voters under the age of 30 to consolidate most of the gains made in the Democratic Party’s electoral expansion four years ago.

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