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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act, Court Rules

*I know it’s not dancing cats on Facebook, or ridiculous memes about cribbed political speeches, but this is a BIG deal. VL By Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.  The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed previous rulings

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Why Trump and Bernie didn’t catch on with Latino voters

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read) Roberto Suro, professor of Communications at USC and Director of the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, wrote a good piece for Politico titled Clinton’s Latino Firewall, where he explains how the...

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

How Donald Trump is bruising Texas (and the Democrats are happy)

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco In Texas we’re waiting for the state to turn from red to purple, like a bruise. Both the hopeful and the weary know that the Republican stranglehold on Texas will loosen because Latinos...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Will The Year of Trump Propel Latinas to U.S. Senate?

*This is where declaring presumptive winners matters. There are important down ballot races that could be decided because of voters who don’t go to the polls when winners are presumptively declared. Loretta Sanchez has a good chance...

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Donald Trump’s kryptonite: millions of active – and furious – Latino voters

*Wonderful! A call to arms for Latino voters (recent voter registration numbers show we really don’t need one . . .  but still). Share this! VL By Sabrina Vourvoulias, The Guardian (4 minute read) arely a day goes...

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Diluting the Latino Vote in CA’s Central Valley

*It’s an uphill battle without a strong Voting Rights Act. But MALDEF, chips away at gerrymandering one district at a time. VL By Marcus Castro, South Kern Sol/New America Media  BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – One of the nation’s leading...

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Trump can’t get to the White House without the Latino vote

*As Donald Trump solidifies his place as the GOP presidential nominee, let’s keep this in mind. VL By Enrique Acevedo, Fusion Over the past two decades the Latino vote has grown into an influential force in presidential politics....

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Will Hispanic Millennials Vote?

*Boomer parents, millennial kids, Hillary v Bernie, it happens in the Latino community as well. VL By Pricilla Alvarez, The Atlantic (2 minute read) The Hispanic population is looking young. Millennials make up roughly a quarter of...

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Will Latino Millennials Upend the Democratic Establishment?

*Forty-four percent of millennials are Latino. What’s more, Latino millennials are 18 percent of the California electorate. The is the quintessential story of Latinos transforming the U.S. Also, millennials favor Bernie Sanders by a 2:1 margin. VL...

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

We Don’t Have to Wait for the General Election to See the Harmful Effects of Voter-ID Laws

*This isn’t doom and gloom, it’s knowing what lies ahead and preparing for the journey. In the run for the November election some state legislatures are doubling-down on their voter I.D. laws, this only means that voting...

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Requiem for a Heavyweight

By Tomas Ricardo, Friend of NewsTaco I was a fan of Bernie until he started drawing crazy crowds and raising even crazier money. I was most appreciative, on his election to the US Senate as an Independent...

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Beware the Outsider – Donald Trump in a Latin American mold

*Mainstream U.S. voters have no experience with outsider dictator thugs, none whatsoever.  It’s easy for them to be seduced by the strongman with no ties to the prevailing political structure who promises to change things by the...

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Voto Latino Launches Voter Registration App

*Here’s something new. An app that scans your ID and automatically populates your voter registration form. That’s it, no more excuses. I want to get this app and use it to register as many people as I...

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Marco Rubio: He didn’t get the base even as he rejected his roots

By Pilar Marrero, NewsTaco/PilarMarrero.com In the end, the promise of Marco Rubio was bigger than the reality. His crushing defeat in Florida, where he only won his home area of Miami-Dade, is a bitter end to a...

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