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election 2018

Despite Voter Backlash to GOP’s Xenophobia, Trump and Republicans Double Down on Xenophobia

McCarthy Providing More of the Same Ryan Rubbish Xenophobia backfired politically this year. In response to President Trump’s ugly, cynical and racist closing argument, Democrats won the popular vote by the largest midterm margin in history, flipped 40 House seats, limited losses on a brutal Senate map, flipped six governorships, and picked up nearly 400 … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Adriana Ruggiero and Matt Barreto

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Adriana Ruggiero, our California state director, who held an event in Los Angeles this week where advocates and experts spoke about the Latino vote in California during this year’s midterm elections. We played a segment of that event from … Continue reading »

Kevin McCarthy Pushed Trump’s Anti-immigrant Agenda and Lost Half of California’s Republican House Seats

Reaction to the Trump/McCarthy political strategy of fear and divisions cost California Republicans seven House seats in with significant Latino and AAPI populations Los Angeles, CA – The high price Republicans paid in the midterm elections was most evident in California where GOP House members and candidates experienced devastating losses. With Democrat T.J. Cox declaring … Continue reading »

Albert Hunt: “Hoist a Glass, Democrats. Demographic Destiny Is Back.”

Is the GOP headed for extinction? In a new column for Bloomberg, Al Hunt highlights the critical role minority voters played in this year’s midterm elections. Hunt’s piece is excerpted below and available online here. Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm election this month by dominating the suburbs in every … Continue reading »

“Donald Trump Is Losing, And He Knows It”

Deep Dive Polling Shows Why His Immigration Closing Argument Backfired Michelangelo Signorile pens a powerful piece for HuffPost entitled, “Donald Trump Is Losing, And He Knows It” (excerpts below): Trump and certainly his political aides must see that his greatest campaign weapon ― viciously assaulting immigrants and people of color with racist rhetoric and actions … Continue reading »

In 2018, Orange Is The New Blue

This year, Democrats saw successful midterms results across the country, but that has proven to be particularly true in the nation’s most populous state. In Orange County especially, the results of the elections have inundated once-Republican areas, making the GOP more of a political idea than a reality in California. The victory of Democrat Gil … Continue reading »

NEW POLLING: Voting Behavior and The Impact of The Black Vote in 2018 Midterm Elections

View the polling here View the presentation here A recording is available here Today, the NAACP and Advancement Project national office joined with the African American Research Collaborative to provide the first comprehensive analysis of how Black voters voted this cycle and why. The new poll of mid-term voters, conducted by the African American Research … Continue reading »

Experts Agree: In 2018 Midterms, Xenophobia Backfired and Latino Voters Turned Out

Did President Trump’s strategy of making the 2018 election about immigration work? We have been documenting the growing chorus of experts and analysts who have concluded that Trump’s ugly exploitation of racial grievance and caravan hysteria backfired. Here are some of the latest takes:   Writing in the New York Times, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Sylvia Manzano of Latino Decisions

*** * On this episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke to Sylvia Manzano, a principal at Latino Decisions, about the new American vote from this year’s midterm elections, how ballots are still being counted in some locations, and how the progressive movement can continue to build our power in 2019, 2020, and … Continue reading »

“An Obituary for the Old Orange County” – GOP Extremism, Engagement of Diverse Electorate Transform Traditional Republican Bastion

The news that Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA-45) has lost her re-election to Democratic challenger Katie Porter is the latest reminder of how Orange County, the former epicenter of American conservatism and Republican strength, has been transformed by the combination of Trump and Republican nativism and increased political engagement of the region’s increasingly diverse electorate. Meanwhile, … Continue reading »