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 the case at least with much of the recent punditry on Hispanic voter turnout based on new Census

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...

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

When it comes to Latino vote, Karl Rove is plain wrong

By James Aldrete, NewsTaco In PolitiFact, Gardner Selby recently took on Karl Rove’s claim that Texas Republicans get on average 40% of the Latino vote.  While I’m sure Rove – known in Texas progressive circles as Darth...

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

1.4 million Latino voters are not asleep

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco 1.4 million more Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election than in 2008. The number seems to be lost in the latest round of national political speculation. The U.S. Census Bureau issued a...

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

GOP report: Republicans have failed young Latino voters

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino “Dismal” – that’s how the  College Republican National Committee (CRNC)  describes their outreach and messaging to young voters, in particular young Latinos, after examining the scathing results of a national survey. Many of these young...

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate

PRESS RELEASE A record 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, but Latinos’ voter turnout rate continues to lag other groups significantly, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center. Overall,...

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The Redistricting Wars Redux

By Dr. Herny Flores, NewsTaco Bueno, the redistricting wars have started again in Texas; they began Wednesday, May 29 in San Antonio.  Well, at least the latest chapter of the redistricting wars started?  The commencement of the...

Friday, May 24th, 2013

What Must Happen for Texas to Turn Blue

By Forrest Wilder, Texas Observer You hear the question often: Is Texas becoming a blue state? Since President Obama won reelection in November with an emerging Democratic coalition of African-Americans, Latinos, women and young voters, political pundits have...

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Cleveland Kidnapping Shines Light on Latino Community

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco We have tiny attention spans. I won’t expand further, you can Google it yourself; here’s a LINK to get you started. I mention this because it’s been a scant few days since the Cleveland...

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Study: Election Officials Prejudiced Against Latinos

By Huffington Post Latino Voices Local election officials are less likely to give basic information about voting requirements to Latinos, according to a study released this month. Political science graduate students Julie Faller, Noah Nathan, and Ariel White...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The LA mayoral race is a case study on the Latino vote

By Timothy Spangler, The Guardian Mayoral elections in Los Angeles are typically quite parochial affairs, and this year’s outing is something of an exception. As Angelenos go to the polls today under hazy May skies, everything from jobs to...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

From history to Hollywood, Los Angeles mayoral race offers it all

By Michael Martinez, CNN Los Angeles (CNN) — Voters in the nation’s second-largest city will elect a new mayor Tuesday in a race that will make history and offer a possible indicator on public sentiment toward unions representing municipal...

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Arthur Brooks: The GOP’s Hispanic Opening

By Arthur C. Brooks, Wall Street Journal Half the Hispanics eligible to vote don’t. They are the ones most likely to call themselves ‘political conservatives.’ Before Washington was rocked in recent days by an assortment of brewing...

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Texas Can be Blue – But it’s Up to Latinos, Says Democratic Group

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino A group of Texas Democrats say the state could turn blue sooner than many think, since the voters are already there, and they are mostly Latinos – the issue is no one is paying...

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