The Electoral College Moves to the Sun Belt

New population projections suggest that the nation’s narrowly divided electoral map will shift dramatically by 2030, with important implications for both political parties. While much remains uncertain, the nation’s continued aging and patterns of Sun Belt growth and Snow Belt decline among other factors portend a significant recomposition of the Electoral College as well as important adjustments of the long-term strategies both major parties will need to extend their “red” or “blue” influences across a changing nation.