Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Mid-Term Election Results and the Latino Vote

Tuesday night’s results definitely told a tale that involved the Hispanic vote.  On Tuesday, we laid out what were going to be the likely elections most influenced by Latino voters across the country.  Countless predictions came true about a Republican wave sweeping Congress while Democrats managed to hold on to control of Senate.  Nevada “Did […]

Election Day: 2010 Midterm Elections and the Latino Vote

For the past several months La Plaza has been closely following the developments and attention surrounding the Latino vote in what will go down in history as the most expensive midterm elections to date.  We have covered everything from the earnest efforts of several civic groups to turn out this voting bloc on Election Day […]

Whitman Confronted with Immigration Controversy during History-making Debate

On Saturday, Univision broadcasted the first California gubernatorial debate to ever be held in Spanish, as Republican Meg Whitman tried to fence off attacks over her hiring, and subsequent firing, of an undocumented housekeeper. The second gubernatorial debate between Whitman and her Democratic opponent, Jerry Brown, took place in Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union and […]

California GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman May Have Abused Housekeeper

The issue of illegal immigration took center stage in Meg Whitman’s campaign yesterday after the Republican’s former housekeeper made allegations at a news conference that the gubernatorial candidate “abused” her. Whitman’s former housekeeper of nine years, Nicky Diaz-Santillan, says Whitman “exploited, disrespected, humiliated and emotionally and financially abused” her.  Diaz was fired in June 2009. […]

Despite Money Advantage and Outreach Efforts, Republicans Have Pushed Away CA Latinos Voters

In a year when Democratic candidates have been struggling in the usually reliable “blue state” of California, a new poll shows that despite attempts Latino voters may decide some of the closes races in the Democrats’ favor. A new LA Times/ University of Southern California poll found that despite efforts to court Latino voters, California […]