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Francis Wilkinson

Republicans' Dead-End Search for 'Missing White Voters'

The argument that Republicans can build a sustainable electoral coalition made up of white voters alone doesn't hold up under scrutiny.

Sean Trende's intriguing three-part thought experiment on the future of the Republican electoral coalition is admirably well-researched and appealingly counterintuitive. It also encourages Republicans to commit suicide.

Writing at, Trende said Republicans might opt out of immigration reform(which many don't like to begin with) and forget about making amends with Hispanics. Instead, he said, they could focus on rallying "missing white voters" who sat out the last election.