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In US states, it's most often a white House (and Senate)

Although minorities comprise a growing portion of the U.S. population, whites still hold disproportionately large majorities in many state legislatures and Congress. Highlights from an AP demographic analysis (figures are rounded to the nearest whole number, so some gap totals may appear slightly higher or lower):

REPRESENTATION BY RACE

White: U.S. population 62 percent; Congress 82 percent; state legislatures 83 percent.

Hispanic: U.S. population 17 percent; Congress 7 percent; state legislatures 4 percent.

Black: U.S. population 12 percent; Congress 9 percent; state legislatures 9 percent.

Asian: U.S. population 5 percent; Congress 2 percent; state...

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