North Carolina in the Top Four Nationally for New Voter Registrations
Today, Voto Latino announced that their efforts to register Latino millennials has topped 100,000 nationally with North Carolina ranking in the top four, exceeded only by states with much larger Latino populations including Texas, California, and Florida.
These unprecedented numbers reflect both the tremendous work of Voto Latino to connect with Latino millennials and also the increased importance of this election for the Latino community given the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Donald Trump and the harsh policies of Governor McCrory and the North Carolina GOP towards Latinos and immigrants.
In an America’s Voice/Latino Decisions poll of North Carolina Latino voters released in early September, 80% of respondents said this election is more important than 2012, exceeding the national average of 76%. Furthermore, 78% of respondents said that Donald Trump’s views on immigration make them less likely to vote for a Republican candidate in November.
“The groundbreaking work of Voto Latino to register Latino millennials is transforming an emerging demographic into electoral power,” said Tim Eakins, Director of North Carolina’s Voice. “Latino voters in North Carolina are disgusted by Donald Trump’s rhetoric and the constant attacks on their families and community by Governor McCrory and the NC GOP. With such close margins in North Carolina, Latino voters are poised to make the difference in this election and deliver a stinging rebuke to the Republican Party’s anti-immigrant, anti-Latino platform.”