Latino voters will make up largest minority group by 2020 election, study says

David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune

The next presidential election marks the first time that Latino voters will be the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the electorate.

By the 2020 presidential election Latino voters will make up the largest share of non-white eligible voters, according to a Pew Research Center study published Wednesday (Jan. 30).

The study takes an early look at the unfolding demographic changes that are shaping the U.S. electorate, with minority groups now projected to make up one third of all eligible voters by 2020.

The next presidential election marks the first time that Hispanic voters will be the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S. electorate. This demographic will account for a little more than 13 percent of all eligible voters, up from 9 percent in the 2008 election and 7 percent in 2000, according to the study.

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