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Trump General Election Strategy At Odds With What America Looks Like in 2016

Frank Sharry: “Donald Trump’s campaign is not only promising a return to the good old days that never were, but is banking on an electorate that no longer exists” Washington, DC – In an interview with Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman, Donald Trump campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort makes clear that presumptive Republican presidential nominee … Continue reading »

New Polling of Nevada Latino Voters: Immigration Matters, GOP Brand Image in Trouble, But Warning Signs for Democratic Senate Hopes?

New polling of Nevada Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, makes clear that immigration matters to Latino voters; that Donald Trump is deeply unpopular with Latino voters; and that the Republican Party’s brand image with Latinos is deeply damaged and getting worse, due in part to Trump’s rise and the politicized U.S. v … Continue reading »

Why Did Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt Sign onto the Flawed Texas Immigration Brief in U.S. v Texas Supreme Court Case?

On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the United States v Texas immigration case.  At stake is the fate of the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) immigration policies, which would provide on a temporary basis, protection from deportation and work authorization for certain undocumented … Continue reading »

This Tax Day, A Reminder that Implementing Immigration Executive Action Policies Would Be Good for Nevada

Unfortunately, State-Sponsored Lawsuit Keeping NV From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax base, our overall economy, and millions … Continue reading »

In Nevada and Nationwide, Massive New PRRI Polling Project Finds Durable and Broad Support for Pro-Immigrant Policies

Despite Anti-Immigrant Fixation of GOP Presidential Race, Nevada Residents and Rest of Country Overwhelmingly Remain in Favor of Pro-Immigrant Reforms  Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) today released the 2015 American Values Atlas, a comprehensive examination of Americans’ attitudes on a range of immigration topics. Conducted from April 2015 through January 2016 and comprised of a … Continue reading »

No, Latinos Don’t — and Won’t — Support Donald Trump. But He’ll Do His Best To Convince You They Do Anyway

After his third consecutive win in Nevada last night, Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for President (no bother appending with “barring some unforeseeable event” — who’s left for Trump to insult?). But perhaps an bigger “SMH” moment coming out of last night’s caucuses is an entrance poll claiming Donald Trump won 44% … Continue reading »

Voces latinas en Las Vegas: “Nosotros no les interesamos”

Mientras el embudo del sistema electoral estadounidense va definiendo a quién deja pasar y a quién no, los reacomodos y los respaldos en las campañas de los que se sienten a salvo envían señales que sólo reflejan un interés de grupo, donde no precisamente caben todas las voces. En el caso de los republicanos, sobre … Continue reading »

Immigration in the 2016 Elections: Two Parties, Two States, One Big Takeaway

As Democrats Lean Into Immigration and Energize Latino Voters, Republicans’ Hardline Immigration Stance Poses General Election Problems Immigration continues to be a major issue in both parties’ presidential primary contests, with leading candidates of both parties tacking in the exact opposite direction. While the two presidential races are starkly different contests, it is already clear … Continue reading »

Elecciones 2016: el año del castigo

Y parecen quedar tres precandidatos republicanos y qué tres: Donald Trump, un bravucón narcisista que apela a lo peor del país; Ted Cruz, un senador de Texas obstruccionista que promueve la división con media sonrisa e invocando a Dios; y otro senador, Marco Rubio, de Florida, que baila al son que le toquen y cambia … Continue reading »

Hillary gana Nevada; Sanders, piedra en el zapato

Hillary Clinton ganó la asamblea electoral de Nevada, y aunque el margen de triunfo sobre el senador demócrata de Vermont, Bernie Sanders, no fue la barrida que se habría anticipado, un triunfo es un triunfo. Clinton ha gozado del apoyo de un electorado latino que representa 13% de los votantes registrados en este estado, y … Continue reading »