The recent release of data from the 2020 US election has revealed a startling truth: the electorate looks nothing like the population as a whole. Despite the fact that the US population is made up of a diverse range of backgrounds, the electorate is overwhelmingly white and older.
According to the data, only 28% of the electorate was non-white, compared to 40% of the population. Similarly, only 16% of the electorate was under the age of 30, compared to 33% of the population. This means that the electorate is not representative of the population as a whole, and that the voices of certain groups are not being heard.
The implications of this data are far-reaching. It means that certain groups are not being represented in the political process, and that their interests are not being taken into account. It also means that the policies that are being implemented may not be in the best interests of the population as a whole.
It is clear that something needs to be done to ensure that the electorate is more representative of the population. This could include measures such as increasing voter registration among young people and people of color, as well as making sure that voting is accessible to all. Only then can we ensure that the voices of all Americans are heard in the political process.