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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 vote against Donald Trump in this past presidential election, a surge in Latino voting that didn’t materialize (it

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...

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

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...

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...

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Latino Voters Continue To Face Barriers At Polling Places

*”Nearly one in five Latino voters (18 percent) reported being told previously that they could not vote. More than one in four (27 percent) of Latino voters reported experienced waiting in long lines at the polls.” VL...

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The Door-To-Door Grind to Lift Latino Voter Turnout

*Get out the Latino vote? This is how it’s done. One voter at a time, eyeball-to-eyeball, direct ask, time and again. VL By David Catanese, U.S. News & World Report (7 minute read) LAS VEGAS — In her quest...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Today is the deadline for voter registration in four states

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Eligible voters in Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii and Washington have until today to register to vote in the November election. Tomorrow, the 11th, is the deadline in another 14 states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,...

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...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Google searches reveal how obsessed Hispanic voters are with this election

*This is new territory, folks who hadn’t been interested and hadn’t voted before are doing so now, so it’s hard to draw definite conclusions. A Google search doesn’t equal a vote. But it’s a good omen and...

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