Can Latinas Be the Difference for the 2018 Midterms? (PODCAST)

Oct 31, 2018
5:55 PM
Originally published at Audioboom

A new research brief about the role of Latina voters was released on October 31. The following Latino Rebels Radio features a public media call with UnidosUS and California Civic Engagement Project, the two organizations who shared their findings about Latinas and their impact on this year’s midterm elections.

“In recent decades, U.S. women have cast ballots in higher numbers than men and this gender gap is even greater among Latinos—5 percent more Latinos than Latinos turned out to vote last election cycle,” a release about the brief said.

“In the top 25 key races in 2016, Latina rates of participation vs. those of their male counterparts were even higher—ranging from 10 percentage points to 16 percentage points higher,” the release added. “The research also demonstrates the same gender gap exists in voter registration rates among the Latino population eligible to vote—Latinas register at higher numbers. For example, in 2016, 59.8 percent of Latinas eligible to register did, compared to 54.6 percent of Latino men.”

Here is the complete October 31 research brief:

Previous research briefs are here.

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