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Disgraced Sheriff Joe Is Still Obsessed With His Debunked Birther Nonsense

Yesterday, disgraced Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio claimed that President Obama’s birth certificate is a “a fraudulently created document that has been represented as an official copy of the original”: Flanked by mustachioed Maricopa County Chief Investigator Mike Zullo, Arpaio insisted he was not interested in where President Obama was born (America) but rather, “we … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Why exit polls are wrong about Latino voters in Arizona”

Washington – In a new Arizona Republic piece, “Why exit polls are wrong about Latino voters in Arizona,” Stephen A. Nuño and Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta refute exit poll claims that 31% of Arizona Latinos cast votes in favor of Donald Trump. Relying on analysis of precincts – instead of counties – Nuño and Wilcox-Archuleta find that … Continue reading »

Rep. Ruben Gallego Warns Against Normalizing Donald Trump: He “Is Not An Ordinary Politician, He Is A Con Artist”

In a must-watch House floor speech yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) warned against normalizing Donald Trump following his Presidential victory, saying that “Trump is no ordinary politician, and we can’t treat him like one.” Given everything we know about Donald Trump — and everything we don’t know — I was alarmed by the words of … Continue reading »

Arizona Latinos Back Clinton Over Trump By 84-12% Margin; Maricopa Co. Latinos Vote Against Arpaio 91-9%

Below are key candidate questions for the Arizona-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HERE starting tomorrow.  In Arizona, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 84-12% margin. By comparison, in Latino Decisions’ 2012 … Continue reading »

Tim Kaine: “I Hate To Break It To The Trump Campaign, But Latinos Are Going To Have A Really Big Voice In This Election”

Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Tim Kaine delivered an all-Spanish speech during a campaign stop in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday. NBC News called it “the first speech completely in Spanish by a candidate at an organized campaign rally during a presidential election,” and came just a day after Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton visited the state. As we … Continue reading »

Meet Some Of The Undocumented Immigrants Taking On Joe Arpaio This Election

One of the most dynamic groups on the ground this election season is Bazta Arpaio, a campaign mobilizing Arizona’s Latino and immigrant voters to oust the beleaguered Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. Arpaio — facing a boom of newly-registered and naturalized Latino voters, sinking favorability numbers, and federal criminal contempt charges — appears to … Continue reading »

Clinton and Kaine Throw Down in Arizona

Showing they get the politics of immigration, the importance of the Latino vote and the importance of defeating Trumpism Something surprising is happening in the campaign’s homestretch. Instead of following the old Democratic Party playbook – speak in targeted ways to Latinos and about immigration – the Hillary Clinton campaign is leaning in. Just look at the … Continue reading »

Powerful Bazta Arpaio Ad Harkens Back To 1964’s “Daisy”

A new ad inspired by the infamous 1964 “Daisy” ad that helped defeat Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater is targeting another extremist: Joe Arpaio. “The stakes are too high to let Trump and Arpaio win.” Powerful new @BaztaArpaio ad: pic.twitter.com/KX7vGTQ9xG #BaztaArpaio — America’s Voice (@AmericasVoice) November 1, 2016 Bazta Arpaio, the Arizona group that has been hard at … Continue reading »

In Key 2016 States, High Levels of Latino Voter Energy and Participation on Display

Will Latinos turn out and vote against Trump and for Democrats by record margins? By a number of measures, Latino voters across the country are engaged and enthusiastic about voting in 2016. Adrian Pantoja of Latino Decisions has this to say in a new analysis titled, “The Trump Effect and the Latino Vote”: “Throughout this election … Continue reading »

In AZ, CA, CO, FL, and NV, More Reminders that Mobilization of Latino Voters Could Bolster Democrats, Punish GOP

With less than two weeks until Election Day and with early voting in full swing in a number of key states, there are continued signs of Latino voter energy and mobilization and indications that the hardline immigration stance of Donald Trump and the GOP is a major motivating factor for Latino voters across the country. … Continue reading »