GOP political strategist Karl Rove disagrees with those who argue that the Republican Party just needs to increase turnout among white voters in order to win elections. He noted that Mitt Romney still would have lost in 2012 even if the turnout among white voters had been the same as in 2008. “The nonwhite vote as a share of total voters has increased in every presidential election since 1996 by 2 percent (much of it Hispanic), while the share of the white vote has dropped by 2 percent each election,” he wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “If the GOP leaves nonwhite voters to the Democrats, then its margins in safe congressional districts and red states will dwindle – not overnight, but over years and decades.”
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