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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 »

Pollsters, Civil Rights and Civic Engagement Organizations Analyze The American Election Eve Poll

See the results here. The recording from this call is available here. This election, allied organizations across the progressive movement launched the American Election Eve Poll examining how African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American and White voters engaged in the 2018 midterm elections. See full results here. The American Election Eve … Continue reading »

Democrats DID Run on Immigration This Year — And Won  

The 2018 midterms were awash in anti-immigrant ads because Donald Trump and Stephen Miller’s divide and distract strategy was widely adopted by the GOP. But — contrary to some commentators who say that Democrats didn’t run on the issues — a number of Democrats flipped House seats with immigration reform platforms that were based on inclusive … Continue reading »

Latino-Heavy Districts Break Big for Beto But Cruz Keeps Senate Seat

American Election Eve Poll shows Latino preferred O’Rourke over Cruz 74%-24% AUSTIN, TX – Higher voter turnout was reported all across Texas during this year’s midterm election, leading to an increase in Latino and suburban voters that broke heavily for Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke in his race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz. Despite the high … Continue reading »

House Flips, Xenophobia Backfires, Democrats Take Charge

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news that the House of Representatives has flipped to Democratic control: There’s a new sheriff in town. The American people have spoken and they voted overwhelmingly in favor of a check on a president who has operated with impunity … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on Kobach’s Stunning Defeat

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Kris Kobach, one of the leading anti-immigrant voices in American politics, lost in a stunning upset today in the race for Kansas Governor. He has a long history of vilifying immigrants and pushing repressive policies. He has inflicted pain on millions. It … Continue reading »