Obama and Democrats win record high Latino voters
The fact is that Obama won significantly because he and the Democrats abandoned the long dead and deeply buried Sailer Strategy. The Democrats won a record turnout of the Latino vote. Here is a New York Times story called "A Record Latino Turnout, Solidly Backing Obama".
Here are some preliminary statistics on race and voting, based on the article and news sources. Once the official voting statistics are finalized, I will post on them and provide a comprehensive analysis.
In the 2008 election:
Whites made up 74% of voters and voted 43% for Obama
Blacks made up 13% of voters and voted 95% for Obama
Latinos made up 9% of voters and voted 67% for Obama
In the 2012 election:
Whites made up 72% of voters and voted 40% for Obama
Blacks made up 13% of voters and voted 93% for Obama
Latinos made up 10% of voters and voted 71% for Obama
While Obama did lose out on white voters, he made it up with the Latino vote and the growing minority voters in general.