Latino vote may top 12 million in 2012 Posted by CNN Senior Producer Rose Arce

(CNN) – The voting population of Latinos has exploded to the point where Latinos will not only be a decisive force in the presidential election, but will likely affect the outcome of political contests from school boards and statehouses to Congress, according a new report by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

Latino voter enthusiasm is up,” said Arturo Vargas, executive director of NALEO. A recent poll by ImpreMedia-Latino Decisions confirms that analysis, counting three quarters of Latino voters as actively engaged in the election with 14% of all Latinos saying they are actively working on getting out the vote.

– Follow the Ticker on Twitter@PoliticalTicker

– Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November.

The number of registered Latinos has increased by 26% in the last four years to 12.2 million or 8.7% of all voters. A new potential Latino voter turns 18 every 30 seconds. Already, one of four U.S. citizens under the age of 18 is Latino, including 48% of the youth population of Texas, Vargas said, but low voter registration among young people and new voter ID laws could dampen turnout.


Continue reading “Latino vote may top 12 million in 2012 Posted by CNN Senior Producer Rose Arce”

Seems Like the Republicans Have No Plans to Re-assure Latinos

Mitt Romney‘s senior campaign talking head, Ed Gillespie, just appear on CNN with Candi Crowley.  Candi made  a valiant effort to allow the Mitt Romney campaign to re-assure young Latinos that should they win, come January they will not automatically lose the jobs they will get shortly through President Obama’s directive.  So, Latinos, vote for your “warrior,” Barack Obama!

Continue reading “Seems Like the Republicans Have No Plans to Re-assure Latinos”