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McClatchy ICYMI: ‘Trump effect:’ California Latino voters showed up in force in 2018. Will they do it again?

The 2018 midterms were a momentous win for Democrats across the nation, and could not have been done without Latino turnout. A new McClatchy article by Katie Irby delves into the “push factors” getting Latino voters to the polls, including Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, and whether or not the same factors will work again in 2020. … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Politico Magazine on Florida Democrats’ Hispanic Problem

Engaging Hispanic Voters is an Authentic, Sustained, Hands-On Effort… When Will Dems Learn?  An in-depth story in Politico Magazine by Michael Grunwald and Marc Caputo captures the unique challenges in Florida facing the Democratic Party and its failure to sufficiently engage with the state’s diverse Hispanic electorate. Coming on the heels of an election cycle … 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 »

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 »

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 »

ICYMI: Associated Press, “Dems: Latino Turnout Up 174 Percent Over ’14 in Early Voting”

Following months of hand wringing about the Latino vote, the Associated Press reports that in this year’s midterms Latino early voting turnout increased by 174 percent compared to the 2014 midterms. In addition, Asian American and Pacific Islander voters increased by 218 percent and African-Americans by 157 percent. The article is below and available online … Continue reading »

As Votes are counted, Losses Mount for Republicans in California

Spanish version follows below. It was not a good weekend for Republicans in California. As votes from last week continue to be counted, it became clear that two more congressional districts held by the GOP were lost to Democrats. The Golden State which looks bluer and bluer even in areas that were once strongholds of … Continue reading »

How Did Immigrants and Immigration Fare in the 2018 Elections?

The broad backlash to the GOP’s reliance on racism and xenophobia was stronger than Trump’s shameless turnout strategy Trump’s despicable closing argument was intended to mobilize Republican voters in hopes of hanging onto power. It was cynical and dangerous. But was it effective? Sure, Trump’s toxic stew of mendacity and racial panic increased Republican turnout … Continue reading »

American Election Eve Polling and Toplines

If you’re looking for the Latino Decisions’ American Election Eve polling, toplines, and summaries, please find them below. Also check out ElectionEve2018.com Latino Decisions battleground districts Arizona results California results Florida results Georgia results Nevada results Texas results Graphic summary Analysis and takeaways This election, allied organizations across the progressive movement launched the American Election … Continue reading »