The 2012 election told us a lot about the demographic makeup of the US, especially who votes and why they vote. Minorities in particular — Latinos, Asian and African Americans — were the decisive factor in the Presidential race, as well as down-ticket New England races.

The votes have been cast and constituents have spoken. Now it's up to Pres. Obama in his second term to meet the demands of an increasingly diverse electorate.

Kelly Bates and Marcela Garcia joined Callie Crossley to talk about the 2012 election.


Kelly Bates, executive director of Access Strategies Fund.

Marcela Garcia, journalist.