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Latino Voter Experts Discuss Key Takeaways from American Election Eve Poll and 2020 Elections

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Watch a recorded version of today’s Latino voter webinar and discussion: HERE

Visit https://electioneve2020.com for Latino voter national and state-specific data from 2020 American Election Eve Poll

On a webinar held today, Latino voter experts presented key findings and implications from the Latino portion of the American Election Eve poll and the 2020 elections. The American Election Eve poll features the best data on the vote choices and motivations of Latino/Latinx voters, including more than 5,000 Latino voters polled nationally and additional Latino-specific samples in eleven key states. In addition to presenting poll results and analysis, panelists discussed the priorities motivating Latino voters, what voters want to see done around the pandemic, health, economic, and immigration issues; and the community organizing efforts that helped increase Latino voice in the voting booth.


  • Watch a recorded version of today’s Latino voter webinar and discussion: HERE
  • View the Latino voter slide deck presentation on the webinar: HERE

Gary Segura, Co-founder of Latino Decisions: “Latinos and voters of color were critical to Vice President Biden’s success, in Arizona but also in states like Michigan and Wisconsin. Media narratives about the Latino vote that are driven by one county in two states wildly misrepresent the larger facts about Latinos in the 2020 elections.” 

Lorella Praeli, President, Community Change Action: “Latinx voters are familiar with being scapegoated, but the reality is that we have played a critical role in building the multiracial coalition of voters who are changing the electorate and the electoral map. On the issue of immigration, the majority of Latinos support citizenship for undocumented immigrants, a fair and humane immigration system–and they are backed by a majority of Black, AAPI, Native American and White voters in their support for these policies. Latinos delivered Senate seats in Arizona and Colorado, and our vote was decisive in the margin of victory in Wisconsin and Michigan. Though we still await results in Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia, our vote was critical in those states. In 2021, we fully expect that the new Administration and Congress will listen to the will and the votes of the American people who overwhelmingly support citizenship for undocumented immigrants and a fair and humane immigration system that keeps families together.”

Clarissa Martínez De Castro, Deputy Vice President, UnidosUS: “The Latino vote proved critical and was largely powered by the energy and years-long work by and for our community. Seven in 10 Hispanic voters supported the Biden-Harris ticket and, regardless of how we voted, we are powerfully aligned on critical issues our community sees as priorities: an effective and equitable response to the pandemic, job creation and better wages, and lowering health care costs. Latino voters went to the polls with the pandemic in their minds and concerns about discrimination and division in their hearts. We, along with the majority of American voters across race and gender, want to see an immigration system America can be proud that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants living and contributing to our nation, and a comprehensive stimulus package that helps our communities overcome the pandemic.”

Henry R. Muñoz III, Founder, Momento Latino: “Everyone has heard about the blue wall, but what should be examined after this election is the brown wall of votes Latinos have built in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and yes, Texas. Our votes may very well be the deciding votes of this election. As Latinos, we need to keep leading ourselves and remember to bring forward the issues that are important to our families, like the response to the pandemic, which has devastated our community, and the need for quality affordable healthcare. What this election will show is what is good for the Latino community is good for the future of the United States of America.”

Key Information About the American Election Eve Poll

  • The 2020 American Election Eve Poll includes over 15,000 voters nationally with oversamples of Latino/Latinx, African American, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and rural voters, along with other voters; as well as state-specific samples for Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
  • The interactive website https://electioneve2020.com/ presents the full array of AEEP data for Latino/Latinx voters and other voting communities nationally and in key states.

Pollsters and Sponsors

The lead pollsters for the 2020 American Election Eve Poll include Latino Decisions, Asian American Decisions and the African American Research Collaborative

Sponsoring organizations include: AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, NAACP, America’s Voice, UnidosUS, Advancement Project, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Community Change, Demos, Faith In Action, Florida Alliance, Indivisible, League of Conservation Voters, Momento Latino, National Congress of American Indians, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Urban League, Race Forward, RuralOrganizing.org, SEIU, Vera Institute of Justice, Voter Participation Center.