Latinos Could Make Arizona A Battleground, But Only If Their Turnout Surges

In 2012, 66 percent of white voters in Arizona supported Mitt Romney, while 74 percent of Latino voters supported Barack Obama, according to exit polls.

As the number of Latino eligible voters grows, the share of the eligible electorate that is white is slowly beginning to decline.

That trend is destined to become more pronounced in the coming years since youth in the state are minority majority, while the aging population is majority white. Arizona has the largest age-race divide in the country, according to demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution.

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