The Mysterious Latino Vote

Houston Chronicle

The masses of young Hispanics who have been turning out for protests against immigration legislation pending before Congress once again have raised the prospect that Latino voting power finally will erupt, although demographic realities still appear to trump the demonstrators’ passion.

Hispanics have been the fastest-growing major population segment in Texas since 1990, adding at least 3.5 million people.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Sanchez hoped to tap into Latino pride for victory in 2002.

It didn’t materialize.

The immigration protests have prompted dramatic displays of Latino activism, but several authorities on Hispanic politics say the displays are no more likely than Sanchez to produce an immediate upswing in Hispanic voting among Texans.

They predict the new activism is more likely to instill a political identity into a generation of Latinos who will become regular voters in five to 10 years.

The reasons, the experts say, are simple.

Many of the demonstrators are young and, like other young people, they do not vote regularly. Much of the new Hispanic population is foreign-born, and a large percentage lacks citizenship.

And the older, native-born Hispanic population is not as opposed to restrictions on immigration as the immigrants.

4 Responses to “The Mysterious Latino Vote”

  1. Vincent Narodnik Says:

    The Rape-Publican party sees ‘latinos’ as a vending machine. They have brought them here [treasonously] and assembled them into a sort of phalanx and now the machine is just about finished. That is why they are so furiously trying to force their presence here. In their insane dream, the assembled latino vending machine is an apparatus you just have to approach, insert a few flatterys, a few stolen priveleges, and you get guaranteed POWER for a century or more. ANY MEANS NECCESARY, right RINOS? I hope they all burn in hell for what they are doing.

  2. Jim Says:

    Abuse of US birthright by illigal immigrations will one day in the near future take over America with their stolen voting powers and rename it Mexico according to their illigal alliens parents and grandparents wishes.

  3. A MAN Says:

    If We Don;t STOP THEM NOW– what will do in the future? The Same thing? Or force them back with arms of our choice?

  4. Antonio Gomez Says:

    Today I mailed a letter to our Governor (Owens) demanding that he call out the National Guard a few days before the first of may and keep them on duty for 30 days to meet head on the demonstrators that will try to upset our economy. Arrest and deport all protestors regardless of race. And I wrote to Mayor Hickenlooper telling him that if he uses taxpayers money to close Federal Blvd. for 20 miles to let the illegal parade and polute our air, so they can celebrate Cinco de Mayo, We will sue him for theft and embezzlement of tax-payer funds for supporting illegal immigration. And we can do it. We will also find out what kind of people we
    have representing the people of Colorado. All hell is going to break loose.
    If you send me your E-Mail I’ll send you copies so you can reach out to all
    supporters of the United States of America. United we will win or die.

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