It may take several generations before America sees another LDS Democrat as prominent and powerful as Harry Reid, who’s retiring from the Senate in early 2017, reports The Washington Post.
Writes Hunter Schwarz:
Mormon Democrats are more likely to be women and less likely to be white, mirroring Democratic demographics nationally, but unlike national trends, they’re also more likely to be older. Mormons over the age of 65 are 51 percent Republican, compared with 69 percent of those under 30.
So while Mormons very well may one day become more Democratic, it just might take awhile for a new generation to start voting. But by then, they won’t have the high-profile example of Reid to look to.