Candidates Drop Hard-Line Immigration Strategy, Stark Differences in Latino Voter Turn Out
The 2009 elections provide several insights into the current politics of immigration. Below is a compilation of some of the key results of November 2009. The results show that the dire predictions about a dramatic drop-off in Latino voter turnout across the board proved to be false – and numerous candidates rejected campaigning with an anti-immigrant wedge strategy so common in 2006 and 2008.
Latino Voters Were Courted Heavily by Democrat Jon Corzine in New Jersey and Turned Out in High Numbers
Latino voters defied conventional wisdom that they would not show up to the polls in an off-year election. A recent Wall Street Journal article quoted an unnamed “official” asserting that Latino voters “didn’t come out to vote Tuesday.” But a closer look at the numbers in New Jersey proves that assertion to be wrong.
Latino Voters Turned Out in New Jersey