Monday, July 13th, 2015

Trying to Make Sense of American’s (and Latino’s) Voting Behavior

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco The other day I was sitting in my neighborhood Mexican restaurant consuming my Huevos a la Mexicana plate breakfast and I heard three young folks sitting a few tables away lamenting the state of American politics.  They were complaining of the “stupid” people who have been elected to office, some

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Right-wing xenophobes, cowardly Dems and the misunderstood Latino vote

*There’s political theater, political posturing, veiled threats, and then there’s political reality. Here’s a take on what’s really going on with Latinos and the mid-term election votes. VL By Gabriel Arana, Salon Given how hostile the Republican...

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Why Latinos Should Care About Voting

*There is no silver Latino vote bullet. If the Latino vote is to increase (or even think of reaching its potential) a concerted effort of many people, in many groups, in many locations using many tactics, is...

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Latino groups to launch massive voter registration

By Laura Wides-Muñoz, Associated Press/Seattle Post Intelligencer MIAMI (AP) — Two national Latino organizations are kicking off a massive voter registration campaign ahead of the 2014 elections. National Council of La Raza and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund are...

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act. Now a bipartisan gang wants to put it back together.

By Dylan Matthews, The Washington Post It’s rare that you can get Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and John Conyers (D-Mich.) to agree on much of anything. The former, after all, introduced the USA PATRIOT Act to the House,...

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

How You Can Help Someone Register To Vote Today

… or why being registered and going to the polls isn’t enough. By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you’re reading this you’re probably already registered to vote. Thank you for that. Good job. If I were sitting with...

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Texas AG says lawyer advised Latinos to break Voter ID law

By Christy Hoppe, Dallas Morning News Attorney General Greg Abbott accused a lawyer for Hispanic legislators of providing unethical advice to Latino voters by suggesting they ignore state law and refuse to take picture IDs with them...

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Governor to launch new purge of Florida voter rolls

By Steve Bousquet and Michael Van Sickler, Miami Herald TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott will soon launch a new hunt for noncitizens on Florida’s voter roll, a move that’s sure to provoke new cries of a voter “purge”...

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Are Latinos Relevant to Midterm Elections?

By David Damore, PhD, Latino Decisions The day after the 2012 presidential election pundits across the country declared Latino votersas one of the most important voting blocs in re-electing President Barack Obama.  With the 2014 midterms already in sight, many are...

Friday, July 26th, 2013

North Carolina legislature approves restrictive voting measures, Latino groups worried

By Adriana Maestas, NBCLatino The North Carolina Senate passed HB 589, one of the most restrictive voter ID measures in the nation. It permits only permits 7 kinds of ID – such as a valid in-state DMV issued...

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

AG opens new front on voting rights protection

By Associated Press/Los Angeles Times Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voting rights in response to a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to voter...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote

By Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions While the 2016 presidential election is a full three years away many of the high profile Republican contenders are enmeshed in the immigration reform debate, and if Republicans demonstrate strong leadership on...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

It begins: Republicans rush to change voting laws

By Zachary Roth, MSNBC One voter ID law denounced as a “poll tax” looks to be back in force. And several others are gathering steam. Those are the early consequences of Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision eviscerating the Voting Rights...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The “Latino vote” doesn’t exist. Not really.

By Chris Cillizza, Washington Post Conventional wisdom has settled on this reality: Republicans’ inability to attract Hispanic voters not only cost them the 2012 presidential election but has the potential to doom them as a national party in...

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