Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Head of NALEO expects 7.8 million Latinos to vote in midterms

The head of a national Latino organization said yesterday that 7.8 million Latinos are expected to vote in this year’s elections, a 15 percent increase over 2014, but lower than in 2016. Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), delivered the numbers in a Washington news conference and […]

Tom Perez pushes back on criticism of Latino voter outreach

Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez is pushing back on criticism of the party’s outreach to Latinos, saying there has been “important and substantial investment in Latino voters across the country.” “I knew when I took this job we needed to up our game in every community,” Perez, the first Latino to head the Democratic Party, […]

Democratic Latino Vote Affected as Some Polls Underestimate Voters

Polling firms that conduct interviews only in English are likely to miss some Latino voters who are more comfortable speaking Spanish, underestimating the impact of Democratic Latino voters. According to Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions, a polling firm that conducts bilingual interviews, primarily Spanish-speaking Latino voters are more likely to vote Democratic than those who […]