Five Fresh Angles On The Election
A sea change is sweeping through the world of American politics — and November 3rd was just the tip of the iceberg.
- The demographics of power are shifting everywhere. Since 2016, women and people of color have made dramatic gains in politics across the entire United States.
- Demographic power shifts are happening at all levels of office. Down-ballot elections have been propelling women and people of color into office at historic rates.
- White men are not more “electable” than women and people of color. Our data show that despite all the talk, white male “electability” isn’t a thing.
- Against all odds, changemakers prevail. These demographic power shifts are occurring despite considerable systemic barriers that protect the status quo.
- Local governments face a racial justice reckoning. As conflicts over racial justice and law enforcement intensify, county sheriffs and elected prosecutors face far greater voter scrutiny and challenges for failures to apply the law fairly and equitably.