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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) Ever since the national exit poll reported that 29 percent of Hispanics voted for Trump, the accuracy of

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...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Five Hispanics sue the Pasadena City Council municipal districts redesign

*MALDEF attorneys are in Pasadena, Texas, this week, starting work on this voting rights case. VL By Alvaro Ortiz, Houston Chronicle (3 minute read)  Five Hispanic residents of Pasadena (Texas) filed a lawsuit against their City Council in federal...

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....

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Here’s how Latinos could win this election

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I pick this as the emblematic picture of the day – actually, of the Latino early vote in general. It’s the line to cast early votes in the Cardenas Market in Clark County,...

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Latino Electorate On Track For Historic Turnout In 2016

*Five days ’till the election, and one of the big questions is “will Latinos turn out to vote?” So far, so good. VL By Justin H. Gross, Ph.D., Huffington Post Latino Voices (6.5 minute read) According to...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

DIECIOCHO Podcast, Episode 4, The Latino Vote

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Arizona voters are lining-up at the polls. The Pew Research Center tells us that there are 992, 000 eligible Latino voters in Arizona, that’s 21.5 percent of the electorate. It’s also 21.5 percent...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Political Diversity in the Latino Electorate

*The four states with the most Latinos are California, Texas, Florida and New York. Together they are 62 percent of all Latinos in the U.S. and live in states that total 151 electoral votes. Adrian Pantoja breaks those...

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Immigrant and Voting Rights Activists Shut Down NYC-NJ Bridge in #SomosVisible Campaign

*Not everyone agreed with the traffic-stop tactic. Are actions like these productive? VL By Yessenia Funes, Colorlines (1.5 minute read) At around 8 a.m. EST , 10 immigrant and voting rights activists shut down the upper level...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Thanks, Donald, for finally waking up the Latino vote!

*I’m not liking the condescension in this headline. Latinos go to the polls and the bigoted white guy gets credit. VL By Kos, Daily Kos (1 minute read) This is what Republicans like Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer...

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...

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...

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