Friday, May 24, 2024

The Latino Vote Vital to Texas State Election

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The state of Texas has traditionally been known to give its 38 electoral votes to the Republican Presidential candidate and has recently gone red on local state politics, as well.  That could all change according to Texas State Representative Mary Gonzalez of El Paso who predicts that Texas could possibly vote democratic as early as the 2014 mid-term elections.

“If you had told me two months ago that we would have this much momentum and this much opportunity to capture Texas in the 2014 election, I wouldn’t have thought we could,” said Gonzalez. “I think this time Latinos know that if they go out and vote it will help our community.”

One of the reasons why the buzz about Texas going blue is occurring is thanks to Democratic gubernational nominee Wendy Davis, who is seeking to become the first democratic governor in Texas in the past 18 years.  And, as it appears to be in any political race, the key to Davis’ victory seems to lie on the Latino vote.

The Latino population boom has caused assumption that Texas could assist democrats in capturing the statehouse and control of Texas, although some political strategist say the likelihood of that happening is years away.

“The Latino vote will be more important in the Texas 2014 election than it has ever been before in the history of the state,” said Matt Barreto, co-founder of the polling group Latino Decisions.  “If Davis can somehow find a way to engage and mobilize Latinos, she will have a very real chance to win.”


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