The Demographics of Democracy

This program was recorded on April 13, 2021.

Michael D. Minta is an associate professor in Political Science at the University of Minnesota and a leading expert in the study of the political representation of African American, Latino, and female interests in the United States.

The 2020 US Presidential Election will long fascinate observers due to its political paradoxes and unexpected outcomes. Among the many questions: in a contest marked by open appeals to race and white nationalism, why did more Latinos and fewer white men vote for Donald Trump in 2020 than in 2016? In this session, an expert on the demographic characteristics of American voters will take us for a deep dive into the shape of the 2020 vote––and what it means for our national political future.

This series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN with the financial support of the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.

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