latino voters


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

2016 electorate will be the most diverse in U.S. history

*Lot’s of numbers in this peiece, but numbers tell stories. “There are 10.7 million more eligible voters today than there were in 2012. More than two-thirds of net growth in the U.S. electorate during this time has come from racial and ethnic minorities.” Twenty seven-point-three million eligible voters this year are Latino. VL By Jens

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Millennial and first-time Latino voters look to make big impact in 2016 elections

*Latino millennials are getting a big share of the media attention. It’s a story of potential because the first votes have yet to be cast this primary season. Many organizations and campaigns have placed big bets on...

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Immigration case could hurt Republican outreach to U.S. Hispanics

*The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Obama executive actions on immigration case could be a Catch-22 for the GOP. The case involves the Republican’s attempt to stall or a null the president’s action that would remove...

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The good news about Latino millennial voters, tucked under a stack of numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco There’s good news in that, but it’s hiding under the bad news that’s tucked under the obvious news. So let’s take this by levels. First. Everyone wants the millennials – they’re the reason...

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Latino vote is bigger and better educated than ever before, a new report finds

*According to the latest Pew numbers, Latino millennials should be the new political target – half of eligible Latino voters are millennials and their education level is rising. But, the percentage of Latino millennials likely to cast...

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Latino Voters 2016: Minority or Majority?

*This is the big question about Latinos going into 2016. And it’ll continue to be the main question despite polls, speculation, predictions and opinions between now and November. That’ll be when the question will be answered, on...

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Many Arizona Latinos Dissatisfied with Two Major Political Parties

*A recent Univision poll had similar results. That poll said there was a  large group of Latino voters who didn’t identify with either political party and were therefore “persuadable.” Critics said the poll was tainted because its...

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

‘Trump effect’ may fuel Latino voting

*Thoughtful piece by Taquista Mercedes Olivera. A couple of take-aways: you can no longer blame Latino apathy as the entire reason they don’t vote, and it’s not really true that they don’t go to the polls. There...

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The Supreme Court should seize the chance to strike down voter discrimination

*This case before the Supreme Court isn’t getting the attention it deserves. It’ll have deep repercussions for Latino voters across the country, and many of those voters don’t know or don’t understand what’s going on. MALDEF’s Nina...

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Latinos for Donald Trump

*Here’s the gist of what Londoño is saying: Donald Trump is doing his part to anger the Latino community. What are we doing to turn that anger into action? VL By Ernesto Londoño, The New York Times...

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Don’t say “papaya” in Miami, and other lessons for wooing Latino voters

*FYI, candidates, are you listening? VL By Dara Lind, Vox In August 2012, Mitt Romney gave his only interview on Spanish-language radio of the presidential campaign — with a station Democratic strategist (and Martin O’Malley adviser) Gabriela...

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Appeals court strikes down ‘discriminatory’ Texas voter ID law

*This is huge! And surprising, given the 3 – 0 final decision. It’s great news for Latino voters in Texas, especially on the eve of the Voting Rights Act 50th anniversary. VL By Jon Herskovitz and  Sandra Maler, Reuters...

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Republican’s Latino Problem

*Aaron Sanchez explores the idea that the Republican “Latino problem” stems from the fact that most Republican Latinos aren’t like the rest of Latinos in the U.S. (I emphasize the word “most.”) The American experience of presidential...

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

The Mysterious Number of American Citizens

*A twist to the one-person, one-vote issue recently taken-up by the U.S. Supreme Court. A pair of rural Texas voters want to change the voting and representation principle to count only eligible voters, and not population. The...

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