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Trump’s Racism and Xenophobia Led to More GOP Losses

Frank Sharry: “Whatever turnout effects this despicable strategy produced, it also produced a backlash that helped sweep suburban Republicans out of the House majority and out of winnable Senate seats” Just before the midterm elections, Politico ran a story titled, “’Trump has hijacked the election’: House Republicans in panic mode. A variety of GOP strategists … 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 »

Kansas City Star: Kobach’s Campaign Checked “Logic and Reason at the Door”

Following Kris Kobach’s loss in his gubernatorial bid, Hunter Woodall and Bryan Lowry of the Kansas City Star published a deep dive behind the scenes of his failed campaign. Kobach has long been an anti-immigrant extremist and an ardent supporter of Donald Trump; his campaign this year followed the GOP divide-and-distract strategy that led dozens … Continue reading »

Election 2018: Last Tuesday Was a Great Night for Pro-Immigrant Local Policies

Last Tuesday was a great night for progressives, immigration advocates, new American voters — and those who believe in pro-immigrant local policies which separate the police from immigration enforcement. Voters in Oregon and several counties across the nation voted to ensure that local resources are not spent in service of Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE), … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with the AV Politics Team, Post-Election

*** * This week, of course, was the 2018 midterm elections, when Democrats made huge gains in the House and at the local and state level. Our state directors at America’s Voice — Viri Vidal in Nevada, Mario Carrillo in Texas, Adriana Ruggiero in California, and Zachary Mueller in Kansas — joined us on the … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Loses; Democracy and Immigrants Win.

Notorious anti-immigrant and voter suppression extremist Kris Kobach was denied the Governor’s mansion by voters in Kansas on Tuesday, as Kansans chose Democrat Laura Kelly by over 4 percentage points. Kobach’s loss was cause for national celebration, not least because Kobach had so thoroughly tied himself to President Trump.  Both Trump and his son Donald … 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 »

Allied Organizations Discuss Latino Voting Behavior for 2018 Midterms

See the results here. A recording of the press call can be found here. Earlier today, allied organizations across the progressive movement examined new polling of Latinos across various competitive elections to analyze how that electorate engaged in 2018, how they’re shaping the future of campaigns, and what it might mean for 2020. The poll … Continue reading »

Our Take on the 2018 Elections

Xenophobia Mostly Backfires, People of Color Show Up, and, Despite Trump’s Racist Attacks, Immigration and Pro-Immigrant Candidates Fare Well The 2018 results are mostly in, and the debate over what it all means has begun in earnest. Here are our initial takeaways: Trump and Trumpism suffered a significant setback: Republicans lost the House of Representatives … Continue reading »