What is the “Rising American Electorate” and will it turn out?

This story is part of a new CBSN series focused on voting rights called “America’s Right to Vote.” See the previous episode here.

Voters like Dontay Phillips are among the most prized of this election cycle. A recent graduate of a historically Black college, Phillips is part of what’s become known as the “Rising American Electorate,” made up of young voters, people of color, and unmarried women. Combined, these three groups account for 53% of Americans who voted in 2016. And in…

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