The election of Donald Trump to the presidency in 2016

The election of Donald Trump to the presidency in 2016 demonstrated that minority communities have not yet seen electoral power commensurate with their numbers. In an essay, describe the individual and institutional factors that explain the gap between the overall size of minority populations and the share of these populations that turn out to vote in national elections in the period since the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Analyze what resources minority communities and candidates/campaigns seeking minority votes have at their disposal today to overcome the factors that you identify that reduce minority political influence.

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