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  •  I knew the stats weren't good. (4+ / 0-)

    There's a lot of improvement here.

    the Latino/a community currently has an abysmally low turnout statewide: 38.8% in Texas vs 48% nationally
    Colorado got to 52% Hispanic, 75% whites.

                          Hispanic                White                  Black
    Texas               38.8%                 60.9%

    National           48%                     62%                  66.2%

    As Hispanic Vote Lags, Millions of Votes Left on the Table National Journal  Reid Wilson estimates that if Texas Hispanic voters had turned out at the same rate as white, 1,074,000 more votes would have been cast. The only other state close was CA getting 1,029,000 (48.5% H, 64.3% W).

    In the remaining 12 states with the highest Hispanic populations, 11 could have gotten 25 K to 217 K more votes. FL has a slightly higher Hispanic to white turnout. 62.2% to 61.9%.

    Given the discussion on immigration reform, I am wondering if the voting responsibility of citizenship could be promoted where turnout is low. Sounds like there are significant regional differences. Local activists need to be involved in fine tuning the messaging.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Thu May 16, 2013 at 07:38:32 PM PDT

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