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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” as Scott ramps up his own re-election effort. Similar searches a year ago were rife with errors, found

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...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

SCOTUS and the VRA: “Tossing the umbrella in the rain”

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco You knew the dark clouds were gathering last February when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that extending Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” Looking back...

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Key Part of Voting Rights Act Invalidated

By The New York Times The Supreme Court struck down a central portion of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, effectively ending the practice in which some states with a history of racial discrimination must receive clearance...

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

The Supreme Court decisions that didn’t come .. yet

Victor Landa, NewsTaco Mark your calendar, today will go down in history as the day that nothing significant happened. All bets were that it wouldn’t be that way. In fact at approximately 8:59:55 this morning I held...

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The Supreme Court, Voting Rights and the Roberts Legacy

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco This week, with Justice Scalia writing the majority opinion, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), rejected the Arizona state law, Prop 200, that required voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship...

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Supreme Court strikes blow for voting rights

By Greg Sargent, Washington Post In a surprise decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that an Arizona state law may not require documentary proof of citizenship from voters. In tossing out this requirement, SCOTUS concluded that this is at odds with federal...

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Mi’jitos and Viejitos

What Pundits Don’t Get About the Drop in Latino Voter Turnout By James Aldrete, NewsTaco You put the word “Latino” in front of “data analysis” and it brings with it a heavy dose of Catholic guilt.  That’s...

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Mass: Gabriel Gomez’s Hidden Latino Vote

By David S. Bernstein, Boston Daily Ed Markey today is trotting California congressman Xavier Becerra through the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Hacienda Don Juan in Worcester, and Medina’s Supermarket in Springfield. It’s about time, say a number...

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