How Young, Diverse Voters Will Shape 2016's Elections
The southwest will be especially up for grabs in 2016, as younger and more diverse voters put Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado in play.By Zach Toombs | December 25, 2014
The changing American electorate will mean new political battlegrounds in 2016, as younger and more diverse voters put new states into play.
In the southwest, Democrats will try to hold on to New Mexico, and make a grab for Arizona for the first time in decades.
Across the region, more Hispanic voters will give Democrats an edge. In the last general election, the president scored 71 percent of the Hispanic vote nationwide. And the demographic will grow to 12 percent of the electorate by 2016.