Friday, July 10, 2020

GOP in California Courts Latino Voters to No Avail

The Associated Press-Univision poll recently released suggests that the Democrats’ historic grip on Latino voters isn’t as strong as it used to be, but don’t count on the GOP to pick up those votes just yet. Hispanics rated President Obama’s job performance 13 points higher in the poll than the rest of the nation.  The […]

Republicans Stuck Over Making Immigration Campaign Issue

Republicans are trying to delicately strike a balance for this Fall’s election as they try to look tough on the issue of immigration while not further alienating Latino voters. In the 2008 Presidential election, Barack Obama garnered nearly 70% of the Latino vote reversing trends over the past two election cycles that saw George W. […]

Cumulative Voting System Could Be Used To Increase Minority Victories

   Last week, the voters of Port Chester, New York elected their first Hispanic elected official after a court-ordered revision of its voting system. The small town previously elected its six trustees, two at a time every two years. The elections were at-large voting. Despite the fact that half of the town’s population is Hispanic, […]

Groups to Target Latino Voters for Turnout in Arizona

              A coalition of Latino advocacy and immigration rights groups are launching an effort to register and turn out Latino voters in Arizona.  The groups, which include Mi Familia Vota, Democracia USA, Border Action Network and Arizona Center for Empowerment, announced yesterday that their target is  50,000 Latino voters, […]

Study: Hispanic voters increasing, changing

The number of Hispanic voters in Florida is growing — and many are registering independent. New Hispanic voters are often choosing to be independents, increasing their numbers in Miami-Dade from 18 percent to the current 27 percent.In still heavily Democratic Broward County, Hispanic voters have more than doubled, from 5 percent in 2000 to the […]