71% of All Elected Officials Are Men

According to a new study out Wednesday from the Reflective Democracy Campaign, out of the 42,000 elected offices in America, 71 percent are held by men. Even more staggering: 90 percent of those positions are held by whites, and 65 percent of that 42,000 are white men. White men make up just 31 percent of the U.S. population. Women, meanwhile, make up 51 percent of the population. The organization compared data from elected officials in the summer of 2014 to recent Census data.