Skip to comments.Hispanic Voters Less Plentiful in Swing States
Posted on 06/20/2012 2:33:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
As I wrote on Tuesday morning, President Obamas decision to suspend deportations of some young illegal immigrants should entail mostly upside for him from a political standpoint. Based on polls about his decision and the way that Republicans are reacting to it, the evidence that public opinion is on Mr. Obamas side is reasonably clear.
So I dont agree with other analysts who have termed the decision risky or puzzling. Mr. Obama has learned this year that being the incumbent at a time when most voters think the country is on the wrong track is not necessarily an advantageous position. But an incumbent president can still help himself at the margin with his policy and agenda-setting powers.
I do agree with Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics about one key point, however. It is one reason why the caveat at the margin very much applies to Mr. Obamas decision, and may somewhat diminish its electoral importance.
As Mr. Trende writes, Latinos are underrepresented in swing states.
(Excerpt) Read more at fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com ...
If that number in Florida is counting Cuban-Americans as ‘Hispanics’, the Obozo is in trouble...............
Well, ain't that a cryin' shame.
I don’t buy that map. I live in WA state and there is way more than 3.4% of the population being illegal, trust me.
These clowns always include all Hispanics as if they all have the same concerns. From everything that I have heard over the years, I think *the Hispanic vote* is really code for amnesty. But the amnesty issue has nothing to do with the Puerto Rican population which forms a large portion of the Hispanic community. Cubans don’t have illegal immigration problems and many Hispanics from countries others than Mexico do not have many immigration issues. They include all Hispanics to scare Republicans into giving in to amnesty.
How about the lawsuit Holder has against Florida ?The real scandal (as Hans von Spakovsky calls it) in the fight between Florida and the Eric Holder Justice Department is that Holder is ultimately defending foreigners voting in American elections. Try that position on for size amongst the general public, and Obamas campaign strategists arent going to like the outcome.
The Justice Department lawsuit against Florida will stop Florida from removing non-citizen voters from the rolls by freezing the entire purge process. Justice claims that immediate removal of foreigners falls within time limits that restrict Floridas ability to remove legitimately registered voters.
AdvertisementBut a citizen of Guatemala isnt a legitimately registered voter in Florida in the first place. They committed a crime when they registered to vote. Florida and the Justice Department should be indicting and prosecuting these voters who falsely registered.
But maybe they made a simple mistake when the registered to vote? Nonsense.
The voter registration form requires two very deliberate mistakes to be made if a foreigner registers to vote. First, the foreigner must mark a YES/NO check-box that they are a citizen. Then the foreigner must sign on a line that swears under penalty of perjury they are eligible to vote. The very first instructions on the form say: To Register in Florida you must be a US Citizen. Then in red print it states: if you are not a citizen you are not eligible to register.
After the fight between Florida and Holder sorts out, it will be time to prosecute the foreigners who registered and voted in Florida elections. It is a felony under both Florida and federal law for a foreigner to register and vote. The ones who did should go to jail. It is pretty clear that only Florida has any interest in charging these illegal registrants. Holder considers them the base or his people.
And nobody should be surprised this is happening. The radicals at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund who fought against Georgia verifying that only citizens are registered to vote in 2009 are now driving the case against Florida from new jobs inside the Justice Department.http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2012/06/14/holder-defends-foreigners-voting-in-florida-elections/?singlepage=true
many illegals will be voting after all is said and done.Instead of sending help, Holder sends lawyers.