Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Hispanic vote has yet to realize its purported power

Hispanics are fastest-growing minority in the nation; Hispanics have the fastest growth rate of new voter registrations and total votes cast; but Hispanic still have the lowest voter turnout.

Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, a Hispanic thinktank, says that only 1/6 of Hispanic population in U.S. is registered to vote (1/3 are below voting age, 1/3 are not citizens, and only half of remaining 1/3 are registered to vote).

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