Saturday, February 18, 2017

How immigration will change the electoral power of states Trump needed to win election

At NYPOST by Salena Zito --

With or without a huge wall along the southern border, states far from Mexico will continue to feel the effects of immigration — just not in the way most Americans might think.
That’s because immigration will change the demographics — and electoral power — of the states Donald Trump depended on to win the presidency.

Trump — who focused throughout the campaign on curbing illegal immigration — won after flipping an entire region from blue to red, from Wisconsin to Michigan and into Ohio and Pennsylvania. Paul Sracic, a political science professor at Youngstown (Ohio) State University, explains that Trump “could have lost Florida and still won, something the last Republican president, George W. Bush, never could have done.”

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