2016 Presidential Election: Ted Cruz Targets Conservative White Voters

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Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

The Texas senator’s general election strategy depends almost wholly upon maximizing turnout among millions of conservative white voters — mostly evangelical Christians and the white working class — who didn’t participate in the last presidential contest.

In fact, Cruz’s team is banking on a sharp decline in Black and Hispanic support for the 2016 Democratic nominee, whoever it may be.

The strategy returns to voter trends before Barack Obama shook up the electorate when he became to nation’s first Black president. Cruz’s strategy is one that defies the conventional wisdom of the GOP that says the party can win the White House again only by appealing to political moderates and non-white voters.

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