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Democrat Beto O'Rourke won 63 percent of Latino voters in Texas, exit polls show, and Latinos seem to have voted in record numbers. But it wasn’t enough to win. AP Photo/Eric Gay

Latinos can be an electoral force in 2020

Record high Latino participation shows this growing voter segment will turn out for parties and politicians who tackle issues they care about. That's a big lesson for 2020 – and not just for Dems.
Latinos make up 12 percent of all registered voters in the US, but less than half vote regularly. AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File

Democrats can’t count on Latinos to swing the midterms

Latinos are less likely than other Americans to vote in November, new polling shows. Here's why Democrats shouldn't expect a Latino blue wave to swing the midterms in their favor.
Latinos make up 12 percent of people eligible to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. Flickr/Erik Hersman

4 reasons why anti-Trump Latino voters won’t swing the midterms

Democrats hoping that Latinos will punish the Republican Party for Trump's immigration policies haven't looked hard enough at the demographics, location and concerns of these 27.3 million voters.
Many authors born in Latin America have produced some of their finest work while living in the United States. Alvy Libros/flickr

5 Latino authors you should be reading now

Spanish-speaking writers have made exceptional contributions to American literature. Here are the best Latin American and Latino authors you probably haven't heard of.
Postcard of the Napa State Hospital in Napa, Calif., circa 1905. Over 1,900 Californians were recommended for sterilization while patients here. The collection of Alex Wellerstein

Forced sterilization programs in California once harmed thousands – particularly Latinas

About 20,000 Californians were once sterilized under state eugenics laws. New research shows Latinos were disproportionately targeted. Is there any opportunity today to address these wrongs?
Political arguments against high Latino immigration into the U.S. often play on fears that Spanish is pushing out English in American society. It’s not. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Spanish use is steady or dropping in US despite high Latino immigration

Spanish is not overtaking English in the US, despite political fearmongering. In fact, due to the 'three-generation pattern,' Spanish speaking in immigrant families tends to decline over time.
Hillary Clinton supporters at a Clinton watch party in Austin, Texas. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP

Voters in Texas, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida are changing the swing state map

How southern accents, Puerto Ricans and bias at the polls could change the map of traditional swing states as we know it.
Trump supporters at a rally in Grand Junction, Colorado. AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

Donald Trump and the rise of white identity in politics

A survey of voters shows white racial identity is on the rise. Psychologists explain how it's affecting the presidential election and how it will change American politics of the future.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles volunteer talks to voter Jessica Romero, 53, about the election. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Latino voters respond to outreach, not insults

Is xenophobic rhetoric enough to get Latinos to turn out in large numbers? An expert on Latino politics explains.
Doctors are turning to digital devices for medical records, but Latinos lag in use of portals to access them. From www.shutterstock.com

Latinos face digital divide in health care

Patient portals are fast becoming a way of health care life in the U.S., but they are leaving an important group behind. Latinos are much less likely to use portals than non-Latinos.
A win in Puerto Rico suggests good things for Clinton in Florida during the general election. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The Puerto Rican primary matters. Here’s why

Puerto Ricans can't vote in the general election, but the way they vote in the primary can predict how well a candidate will do with a key demographic.

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