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Monday, March 27th, 2017

Plaintiffs Want Texas Congressional Districts Redrawn for 2018

*Why you should read this: Because this is huge! Because this could represent a crack in the GOP gerrymendered stronghold in staunch-red Texas. Because it may be the path to topple gerrymandered power structures in other states. VL By Mark Richardson, Public News Service (2 minute read)    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A group of plaintiffs

Friday, March 24th, 2017

I voted for the first time in 2016 and why I’ll vote again

*Why you should read this: Because there’s political energy growing in the Latino communities. Because young Latinos are stepping-up to make their voices heard and of the work og organizing. VL By Jose Rodriguez, Jolt/NewsTaco (3.5 minute read)...

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Latino voters will reshape American politics as we know it — and here’s the proof

*The problem isn’t the proof in an article, it’s the proof of past performance. This past election solidified the idea that Latinos don’t vote. VL By Sean McElwee and Spencer Piston, Salon (7.5 minute read)    Twenty years...

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Donald Trump did not win 34% of Latino vote in Texas. He won much less.

*The evidence is mounting that Donald Trump didn’t do as well as he and some analysts say he did. Texas Latinos soundly rejected his candidacy. VL By Francisco Pedraza and Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta, The Washington Post (4 minute read)...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Latino Voting Surge That Never Happened

*A couple of things to note. This article is from the National Review, a decidedly and unapologetically conservative publication. But it begins to spread a narrative that isn’t surprising. After so much bravado about the awakening Latino...

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

In this election, the media’s Latino coverage came up short

*I’m going to keep publishing articles about the misrepresentation and miscount of the 2016 Latino vote because I can’t let the “Trump got 30 percent of the Latino vote” story go unanswered. Mainstream media is normalizing that...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Is the Latino voting bloc just a myth? It’s complicated

*It’s interesting how even conservative Latino writers are at a loss to explain the Latino vote. It’s funny that we find common ground in the not really knowing. VL By Ruben Navarrete, Washington Post Writer’s Group (4 minute...

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Lies, Damn Lies, and Exit Polls

*Don’t believe the mainstream media’s Latino vote poll numbers. Trump got 18 percent of our vote, at most. Here’s why. By Latino Decisions In the 36 hours since the results of the Presidential election became clear, a...

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

The Rundown on Latino Voter Election Eve Polling and Latino Exit Polls

*Latino Decisions says Latinos backed favored Clinton over Trump by 78-19 percent – different from what other polls have said, giving Trump a larger share of the Latino vote. VL By Latino Decisions, (3.5 minute read) Washington, DC...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Latino Giant is Voting Because it Decided to, Not Because it woke Up

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If what we’ve been hearing from early voter turnout is true, this is a statement year for Latino politics and for the Latino vote. Less than a month ago the Pew Research Center...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Latino voters could deliver killer blow to Donald Trump as polls close in US elections

*By all indications this is going to be a smack-down. We’ll see. VL By Christopher Bucktin, Mirror ( 4.5 minute read) Donald Trump’s sustained and vicious attack on Latinos could deliver the killer blow to his White House...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

DIECIOHCO Podcast, Episode 5, Latino Voter Turnout

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco As if there were anything else we would be talking about this morning. In some counties in the state of Indiana early voting ends today, at noon. I bring this up because of...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

2016: The Year Latinos Saved America?

*This is a big question, it’s a big boast. The truth is that the election will hinge on turnout in specific counties in specific states. In maqny of those places in Florida, North Carolina, Georgia . ....

Monday, November 7th, 2016

In Trump’s Most Important County, a Surge of Hispanic Voters

*Some observers say that Florida Latinos will stop Trumps electoral advance early on Election Day. VL By Joshua Green, Bloomberg Politics (5 minute read) Donald Trump’s campaign has always understood that Florida is key to his electoral chances....

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