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Pew Report: Latino Voters Support Obama by 3-1 Ratio, But Are Less Certain than Others About Voting

Latino registered voters prefer President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 69% to 21% and express growing satisfaction with the direction of the nation and the state of their continue reading »

Pro-Lifers, Catholics-Mitt Romney made approximately $50 million dollars from the Abortion Industry

Truth is stranger than fiction. You can’t make this stuff up because nobody would believe you. Mitt Romney’s business record is his chief qualification to be President, he says. Did you know that Mitt continue reading »

Republicans Fail To Improve Their Image Among Latinos, But Have Opportunity on Education

The latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll released today revealed a continued trend in support for President Obama, and increased dissatisfaction with Republican outreach towards Latino voters, with a possible opening for Romney on his education plan. continue reading »

Romney Fared Better Than Obama in First Presidential Debate

Repbulican presidential candidate Mitt Romney clearly got the upper hand over President Barack Obama, who appeared nervous and unable to clearly communicate his ideas, in their first televised debate, polls and media reports said. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Urges Latino Voters to Vote for Obama in Spanish Ad (VIDEO)

Singer Ricky Martin asks Hispanics to vote for President Barack Obama's reelection in a video in Spanish in which he says that the incumbent is "committed" to the Latino community. continue reading »

UPDATED: Pennsylvania Court Hands Down Partial Victory Over Voter ID

Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously rejected a lower court judge’s decision allowing that state’s voter ID law to move forward. The high court ordered the trial judge to reexamine the case to ensure “liberal continue reading »

Chasing Romney: How Mitt Romney is Losing the Latino Vote

PEW: Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout Rate Has Lagged Whites & Blacks

A record 24 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, when 19.5 million Latinos were eligible to vote. continue reading »

Poll: Latino Voters Put Children’s Issues First

Three-fourths of Latinos likely to vote in the upcoming general election say the presidential candidates should increase their focus on children’s issues, according to an analysis of a new poll. The poll also found 75 percent of Latino voters will consider a candidate’s position on federal budget issues affecting children when casting their November ballots. continue reading »

The Latino Gender Gap: Latina Voters Prefer Obama by 53 Point Margin

With seven weeks until the election Republican candidate Mitt Romney's potential gender gap with women faces a new hurdle in the Latino community, as reported today by Pilar Marrero. According to the fourth week of the impreMedia/Latino Decisions tracking poll Latina voters plan to vote for President Obama by a margin of 74% to 21% for Romney - a 53 point gap. continue reading »

Study Projects Increase Participation in Hispanic Vote But Less than 4% of Electorate in Swing State

A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies projects the share of Hispanic voters nationally and in battleground states for the upcoming 2012 election. Using Census Bureau data from prior election years and data collected this year we project that Hispanics will be 8.9 percent of the electorate in 2012 — continue reading »

Fed Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law, Says Law Restricts the Voting Rights of Minorities

This week a Federal Court held that Texas had failed to show that its new voter ID law would not impair the voting rights of minorities. The Federal Court denied Texas’s request for judicial preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 1973c) on the grounds that the law was “retrogressive.” continue reading »

Voting Rights Victory: California Legislature Approves Election Day Registration

As voter suppression laws spread across the country, voting rights advocates can take heart: the biggest state in the nation is on the cusp of passing a major voter protection initiative. continue reading »

Latino Vote:  USHCC Launches Initiative to Track Spanish Political-Ad Spending

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced a new initiative to track and analyze Spanish-language political ad spending in 10 top target states leading up to the November elections. continue reading »

LATINO VOTE: Pennsylvania Judge Refuses to Halt Voter ID Law

A Pennsylvania judge has refused to block the state’s furiously debated voter identification law, smoothing the way for its use during the November election. continue reading »

Latino Mayors Will be Key Part of Democratic National Convention

First came news in February that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was chosen to lead the Democratic National Convention (DNC) now San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been selected to give a keynote speech at the DNC. continue reading »

Voto Latino Teams Up with Latino Fraternities to Register New Voters

Voto Latino is unveiling RepUrLetters.org to launch a contest to engage Latino Greek life in Voto Latino’s civic engagement efforts across the country. continue reading »

Gallop Poll- 50% Of US Hispanics Identify as Independent Voters

A majority of U.S. Hispanics identify as political independents (51%) rather than as Democrats (32%) or Republicans (11%). However, once their partisan leanings are taken into account, most Hispanics affiliate with the Democratic continue reading »

DREAM Act Alive – Obama to Stop Deporting Undocumented Youth

A major immigration policy announcement has come out of the Department of Homeland Security and will shortly be confirmed by the White House – deportation of DREAM-Act eligible youth will cease. continue reading »

Unregistered Latinos and Eligible-to-Naturalize Green Card Holders Could Swing Elections

Infographic: Top 10 States with High Concentrations of Potential Voters. In some key battleground states, the number of eligible but unregistered Latino voters runs into the hundreds of thousands or even millions. continue reading »