In Part 2 of The Simple Math of the 2016 Election, Stephen continues to argue that the electoral math has changed in recent years and not in the favor of Republicans. The Democratic Party is 5% larger than the Republican party now. This means that a Republican presidential candidate must win a significant portion of independents in order to take the White House.

Stephen argues that if Republicans want to win in 2016, they cannot do so from the extreme right edge of their party. They will have to appeal to the center. That is where most great public policy originates—Republican candidates need to get there quickly in order to capture the presidency.

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