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INFOGRAPHIC: How Did Latinos Vote in the 2012 Presidential Elections?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Did Latinos Vote in the 2012 Presidential Elections?

Both parties recognized the importance of Latinos in the 2012 elections. While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama eagerly campaigned to Hispanics, it was obvious which candidate fared better with the Latino vote. Obama won 71 percent of the vote and ultimately won the election. continue reading »

Top Republicans Suddenly Back Immigration Reform After Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Obama

Top Republicans Suddenly Back Immigration Reform After Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Obama

When Democrats tried to get the DREAM Act and a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants through Congress in 2010, Republicans blocked the immigration reform measure in the Senate. But after a campaign in which GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney staked out harsh anti-immigration positions, and with President Obama winning 75 percent of Latino voters, several key leaders in the Republican party are coming out in favor of immigration reform: continue reading »

Latino Candidates Made History This Week

Latino Candidates Made History This Week

Latino Congressional candidates made history on Election Night, based on analysis of unofficial election results and media reports released by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. continue reading »

LATINO DECISIONS:  Obama Wins Record-Breaking 75% of Latino Vote

LATINO DECISIONS:  Obama Wins Record-Breaking 75% of Latino Vote

Latino support for President Obama was huge, with a record-breaking 75% of Latino voters nationwide (see below) casting their ballot for the President- the previous high for Latino voters was the 72% for Bill Clinton in 1996. continue reading »

Arizona’s Maricopa County Elects Sheriff Arpaio to 6th Consecutive Term

Arizona’s Maricopa County Elects Sheriff Arpaio to 6th Consecutive Term

The immigrant community in the Phoenix area is preparing to live another four years with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who over the past few years has intensified his fight against undocumented migrants. continue reading »

Latinas Played Powerful Role in 2012 Elections

Latinas Played Powerful Role in 2012 Elections

Latinas and other women of color played an historic role in last night’s election, helping President Obama secure key wins in swing states like Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and Colorado. While media analysts are noting the significant women’s vote, in fact Latina and women of color voters provided the winning margin: Seventy-six percent of Latinas and 96 percent of black women voted for Obama. Interestingly, only 65 percent of male Latinos voted for Obama, reflecting the national gender gap. continue reading »

Alejandro Garcia Padilla is Puerto Rico’s New Governor

Alejandro Garcia Padilla is Puerto Rico’s New Governor

Puerto Ricans decided to shift course by electing Alejandro Garcia Padilla of the pro-commonwealth Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, as their new governor. continue reading »

¡Si, Se Puede! – Obama Wins Re-election and Says Gracias to Latino Voters

¡Si, Se Puede! – Obama Wins Re-election and Says Gracias to Latino Voters

¡Si, Se Puede! – President Barrack Obama won re-election last night winning the electoral vote at 303 and the popular vote by 50%, thanks in great part to near-record levels of Latino support. continue reading »

¡Si, Se Puede!  Obama Wins Electoral and Popular Vote for Second Term

¡Si, Se Puede!  Obama Wins Electoral and Popular Vote for Second Term

Democrat Barack Obama pledged after winning a second term as president that the "best is yet to come" for the United States. continue reading »

ELECTION 2012: Strategists Say Hispanic Vote Will be Historic

ELECTION 2012: Strategists Say Hispanic Vote Will be Historic

Democratic campaign strategists say the Hispanic vote will be "historic" in Tuesday's elections and could be the deciding factor of whether Barack Obama wins a second term in the White House. continue reading »

VOTE Then Celebrate Election Day with an ‘Obama’rita’ or a ‘Mint Romney’

VOTE Then Celebrate Election Day with an ‘Obama’rita’ or a ‘Mint Romney’

For many, time and energy has been invested and spent and a lot is riding on today's election. So now that you have voted (if not, get to it!) you can help yourself to one (or both) of these political drinks created by Polar Seltzer. continue reading »

ELECTION TODAY:  Ricky Martin Joins Michelle Obama on Campaign Trail in Florida

ELECTION TODAY:  Ricky Martin Joins Michelle Obama on Campaign Trail in Florida

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin joined Barack Obama's reelection campaign and stood beside first lady Michelle Obama at a rally in Orlando, Florida, on the eve of America's closest presidential elections in recent times. continue reading »

A Message from MALDEF on Election Day

A Message from MALDEF on Election Day

In key states, Latino voters are confronted with illegal voting barriers that threaten their ability to cast ballots on Election Day. The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) is fighting to ensure that Latinos continue reading »

ELECTION:  Hispanic Voters in ARizona Energized Around Anti-Immigrant Laws

ELECTION:  Hispanic Voters in ARizona Energized Around Anti-Immigrant Laws

The approval of harsh laws like SB 1070 against undocumented immigration in Arizona has served as an engine to increase voter registration and the mobilization of the vote among Hispanics. continue reading »

On Election Day Latinos Need to Make History with Record Voter Turnout

On Election Day Latinos Need to Make History with Record Voter Turnout

I am urging everyone I know to get off their Laz-y Boys and go out and vote tomorrow. No excuses- not even from all my aunts whose backsides resemble their sofas and think they can vote by yelling at Fox TV – this is a historic vote. continue reading »