Hispanic Voters

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The fastest growing electorate in the nation’s largest swing state is voting at an historic rate. High turnout among Florida’s Hispanic population could give Democrats a strong advantage.

Military Diversity Expert: Diversity Wins Elections

Jan 28, 2013
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On Monday, a national expert on diversity in the U.S. armed forces told a local club in Tallahassee that diversity is critical to accomplishing missions, whether they’re military operations or winning elections. Presidential appointee, Col. Ron Joe spoke to the Democratic Club of North Florida.

Opponents of an amendment related to abortion have launched a new ad-campaign---this time targeting Hispanic voters. Amendment 6 is on the November ballot, and would prohibit the use of government funds for abortions. But, critics say it will take away important health coverage for female public employees in Florida.

Several minority-advocacy groups in Florida are conducting large-scale voter-registration and education drives ahead of the state's registration deadline on Oct. 9. The groups have been going full throttle since June, when a judge struck down Florida’s new restrictions on third-party voter drives.

The groups, which represent Hispanic, black and other minority voters, announced their registration efforts on Wednesday.

Capital Report: Election Day Countdown

Sep 24, 2012

In 2008, Barack Obama moved many young voters to raise their voices and vote for the first time. But have they stuck around in 2012? With less than 50 days to go before the general election, Jessica Palombo reports, Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are battling for Florida’s young voters, who could make all the difference in the notoriously close swing state.

Florida’s Hispanic population makes up eight-percent of total people living in the United States, making it the third largest in the nation. That’s one of the reasons both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are making trips to Florida almost every week to capture the state’s large Hispanic population. Political experts say a big component to winning the overall election this year will be grabbing the Latino vote, especially in key battleground states, like Florida.