2016 Election Analysis - Race, Gender, Age
2008 gender and age
2012 gender and age
The turnout of the largest and most loyal Democratic minority voters, Blacks, declined from 2012 to 2016. Black voters declined from 13% to 12%. Other minority voters, Latinos, Asians, and Others, saw a 1 point increase each, but being not as loyal to Democrats, that did not help much.
The other important factor in race was that minority voters who voted Democrat was down from the Obama elections of 2008 and 2012. It's not that Hillary lost out of minority voters, but minority voter rates who vote Democrat went back to their normal levels compared to Obama.
Even though white voter turnout was a little less, because more white voters live and vote in sparsely populated rural areas, it gave Trump an advantage in the electoral college. The Sailer Strategy of reaching out to only white voters is still dead in 2016. It's just that the Democrats need to keep reaching out to the growing minority voters effectively, and reach out to white voters as well. While Democrats are not going to win the majority of white voters, just winning 1 point more of the white vote will ensure an easy victory.
Democrats are going to keep pressing for the young voters if they want to win. Even more importantly, Democrats need to get the young voters they won to vote every year in non-Presidential elections, because the President is not all powerful. There are so many more federal, state, and local political seats out there.
The Democrats need to be more careful who they select as their nominee. I, along as many voters, was skeptical about Hillary Clinton because of her past controversies. Just because a woman is running for office does not guarantee victory with Democratic voters of women, minorities, and young voters. John McCain learned this the hard way in 2008 when he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. While Hillary Clinton is no boob like Sarah Palin, Hillary does have weaknesses and controversies.
If Bernie Sanders was running, I'm sure it would have been an easy victory for Bernie. Time to fire DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz and get rid of the failed superdelegate system of the Democratic nominating process.
P.S. This is only the first of my 2016 election analysis. There is more to come over the next several days.