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Can Hillary Clinton Count on the Turnout She Needs?

-- by Greg Sargent, The Washington Post:

One of the big questions about the 2016 campaign is this: Will voter groups in the vaunted Obama coalition turn out at levels this fall that rival their turnout in 2012?

NCLR Latino Voter Registration Money Fell from $7 Million to $1.5 Million

-- by Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News:

The National Council of La Raza's funding for voter registration dropped from $7 million in 2012 to $1.5 million for this election year, a sign of weakened investment in mobilizing the Latino vote, according to one of the national Latino group's leaders.

Clarissa Martínez de Castro, NCLR deputy vice president, said Thursday the group is seeing a "contradictory environment" in the Latino community this election.

Heck Fares Better Than Trump with Nevada’s Latino voters, Poll Finds

-- by Adelaide Chen, Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Latino voters in Nevada overwhelmingly favor Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump for president, but they are less familiar with the major party candidates running to replace Harry Reid in the U.S. Senate and haven’t solidified their voting plans, according to a new poll.

Donald Trump and the Hispanic GOP Disaster that Lies Ahead

-- by Aaron Blake, The Washington Post:

Donald Trump could take a historically low share of the Hispanic vote in the 2016 election. And here's the thing: He could still win.

The Wierdest Number in the Latest CNN Poll on Trump's Immigration Policies

-- by Aaron Blake, The Washington Post:

Donald Trump's immigration policies were a hit in the primary season — but as many expected, they're broadly and almost uniformly unpopular with general election voters. The latest evidence: the new CNN poll.

Mexican Heritage Textbook for Texas Schools Full of "Offensive Stereotypes"

-- by Tom Dart, The Guardian (UK):

Along with other Hispanic education advocates, Ruben Cortez was pleased to discover that Texas might approve a Mexican American studies textbook for use in public schools.

Then he read it.

McCain Portrays Immigration Record Differently in English and Spanish

-- by Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post:

There’s no doubt that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been a longtime advocate for revamping the nation’s immigration laws and border security system. But his newly-published Spanish-language campaign website selectively highlights just part of his legislative record — while his English-language site emphasizes other parts.

Arkansas: Push On to Sign Up Hispanic Voters

-- by Eric Besson, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette:

As the U.S. presidential race thrusts immigration issues to the forefront, statewide organizers are trying to transform the attention into greater political engagement among the state's growing Hispanic population.

HIP New Philanthropic Techniques for Engaging the Latino Vote

-- by Diana Campoamor, NPQ:

In this year’s election campaign, Mexican-Americans have been demonized while Latinos in Florida are being courted. From Donald Trump’s recent visit to Mexico to Hillary Clinton’s platform on immigration reform, it’s clear that both candidates realize the importance of the Latino vote. But, the question remains: How much will the Latino vote really matter?

How to Avoid Alienating Minority Voters: A Handy Election-Year Checklist

-- by Janell Ross, The Washington Post:

Donald Trump's long-awaited effort to court black voters is here.

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