latino voters


Monday, October 24th, 2016

Texas’ booming Latino population lacks clout in local politics

*We’re 38 percent of the population in Texas, but only 10 percnet of mayors and county commissioners. VL By Jeremy Schwartz and Dan Hill, Austin  American-Statesman (1 minute read)  As the Nov. 8 election nears, no single group is as potentially influential as Texas’ nearly 5 million eligible Hispanic voters. Yet despite explosive population growth over the

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer: Hispanic Dems ‘Don’t Get Out And Vote’

*C’mon gente! Early voting starts today in Texas, Massachusetts, Colorado, Arkansas and Alaska. VL By Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo (2.5 minute read) Former Arizona governor Jan Brewer declared Friday that Arizona won’t go blue for Hillary Clinton because...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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

*I think Trump is his own kryptonite, but I agree that Latinos will have a lot to do with his political demise this year. Sabrina Vourvoulias urges: “Let’s not wait for an invitation, mi gente. Let’s just...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Latino voters never seem to realize our power. This year could be different

*’Ya think? What’s different about this year? Trump? Is that enough? VL By John Paul Brammer, The Gaurdian (4 minute read) Every election cycle, Latinos don’t quite match their voting potential. But every cycle, it should also be...

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Did Donald Trump cause an outsized surge in Hispanic voters? Probably not.

*For all the anger and anti-Trump energy out there, Latino registration levels have increased by the same levels as years past. VL By Ed O’Keefe, The Waswhington Post (8 minute read) Donald Trump’s attacks on illegal immigrants,...

Friday, October 14th, 2016

These New Podesta Emails Won’t Help Hillary With Latino Voters

*To be fair, Podesta bad-mouths a wide swath of people, from Bernie Sanders supporters to Hillary Clinton’s friend Sydney Blumenthal. What he wrote specifically about Latinos was a personal attack on a couple of high profile Latinos...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

U.S. Latinos Likely to Vote at Lower Rates This Year

*C’mon gente! VL By New America Media The share of Latino voters who say they will definitely vote this year is down from 2012, according to data from the Pew Research Center’s national survey of Latinos, released...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Trump pulls U.S. into “third-world” politics

Victor Landa, NewsTaco There was a salient moment in last night’s Presidential Debate that goes beyond the “who won” speculation. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced each other in verbal combat on live TV the way presidential candidates...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Texans deserve the full protection of the Voting Rights Act

*Any time legendary civil rights attorney Al Kauffman has something to say I consider it worthy of publication. VL By Al Kauffman, NewsTaco (6 minute read) Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act required states with...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Is it too late to register to vote in your state? Check here

*This is useful. There’s not a lot of time left to register to vote in November. What’s the deadline in your state? VL By Darla Cameron, The Washington Post (4.5 minute read, depending on how many states...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Why Young Latino Voters Are More Important Than Ever

*Watch this. Share it. VL By Tanisha Love Ramirez, Huffington Post Latino Voices (2 minute read) A new PSA from Voto Latino is urging Latino voters to help deliver the vote this November. The PSA, titled “Ganas” (Spanish...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Latino voters heard nothing new in last night’s presidential debate

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read) This is the picture everybody will be talking about today. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump side-by-side in the first presidential debate of 2016. Most of the post-debate commentary held to...

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Latino millennials could play key role in election

*As always, the operative word in the headline is “could.” It all depends on Latino millennial turnout at the polls. VL By Mercedes Olivera, Dallas Morning News (3 minute read) As the presidential race tightens up and...

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Latino voters in swing states could hurt GOP

*In Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio Latino voters favor the Democratic candidate for Senate. VL By David F. Damore, Latino Decisions (8.5 minute read) New polling from America’s Voice and Latino Decisions released earlier today...

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