Election 2020

Latino Decisions Announces Release of New Survey Results in Six Battleground States

This is the first survey with a robust sample asking Latinos for their opinions on the recent Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, a former police officer with the Minneapolis police department.

  • Jul 11, 2020
  • 10:41 AM

1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is hoping to capture Florida and other pivotal states by pushing Latino turnout rates higher than when Hillary Clinton was defeated in 2016. A key to doing that is a deeper understanding of Latino voters’ backgrounds thanks to new advancements in “micro-targeting.”

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 10:25 AM

AOC Easily Wins Primary, Bringing New Progressives With Her

Tuesday’s primary elections in New York showed signs of a progressive Black and Latinx wave ahead of November’s general election.

  • Jun 24, 2020
  • 5:25 PM

Joe Biden Tells Texas Democrats ‘We Have a Real Chance to Turn the State Blue’

Biden addressed the Texas Democratic Party’s online state convention Saturday.

  • Jun 8, 2020
  • 4:55 PM

With Wins in 7 States and DC, Biden Closes in on Nomination

Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as West Virginia and Georgia hold primaries.

  • Jun 3, 2020
  • 11:49 AM

9 States, DC Vote Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Social Unrest

Voters across America navigated curfews and health concerns Tuesday in a slate of primary elections amid dueling national crises as Joe Biden looked to move closer to formally clinching the Democratic presidential nomination.

  • Jun 2, 2020
  • 6:36 PM

Unrest Demonstrates Biden’s Challenge in Breaking Through

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is facing some stiff competition in getting his campaign message out.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • 9:43 AM

Sen. Cortez Masto Withdraws Name From Biden VP Consideration

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday that she’s not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden.

  • May 28, 2020
  • 9:52 PM

LULAC President Says Both Parties Can No Longer Use US Latinos as ‘Political Piñatas’

“Both parties need to do more if they expect Latinos to believe them and and vote for them,” Domingo Garcia said. “I think one of the silver linings that may come out of this pandemic is that politicians using Latinos as political piñatas may find it will not pay off for them.”

  • May 27, 2020
  • 4:58 PM

Biden Says He Was Too ‘Cavalier’ About Black Trump Backers

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden said he “should not have been so cavalier” in comments earlier Friday in which he suggested African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.”

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:51 PM

Georgia and Wisconsin Republicans Undermine Democracy for Political Gain (OPINION)

Instead of undermining our democratic processes for political gain, we should demand that instead we institute national vote by mail so people can vote safely at a time when they are at risk due to a global pandemic.

  • May 22, 2020
  • 4:32 PM

NEW POLL: 1 in 4 US Latinos Know Somebody Infected by COVID-19

“More disconcerting is the fact that a startling high percentage of Latinos —27%— report that they know someone who wants a test, but has been unable to get tested,” a Latino Decisions memo about the poll said.

  • May 20, 2020
  • 5:43 PM

Long-Suffering California GOP Sees Revival in Rare House Win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans have been waiting for a turning point and some think it’s finally arrived.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 6:46 PM

Biden Hires Chávez Granddaughter to Help on Latino Outreach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is bringing on the granddaughter of civil rights leader César Chávez as a senior adviser to help with Latino outreach and building out its operation in the states.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 5:37 PM

The November 2020 Puerto Rican Status Plebiscite Is a Great Idea (OPINION)

The upcoming vote on statehood is a cynical electoral ploy and it will not magically bring about a change in the Island’s status. It’s still an important and valuable exercise in what little democracy is afforded to Puerto Ricans.

  • May 18, 2020
  • 6:05 PM

Puerto Rico Cannot Afford Another Disaster: Protect the Integrity of Its 2020 Elections (OPINION)

An electoral code must be supported by the entire electorate to have legitimacy and integrity.

  • May 14, 2020
  • 9:09 AM

Democracy and Its Advocates Must Adapt to the COVID-19 Pandemic (OPINION)

The COVID-19 pandemic has put much of American life on hold, and efforts to ensure the robustness of US democracy have not been exempt.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 5:06 PM

Biden’s VP Pick Isn’t the Biggest Issue for Latino Activists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would have to do more than select a Latina running mate to win over Hispanics whose support could be crucial to winning the presidency, according to activists who are warning the presumptive Democratic nominee not to take their community for granted.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 4:28 PM

Pandemic Creates Electoral Uncertainty for Trump, Democrats

Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign.

  • May 11, 2020
  • 5:19 PM

Mijente Says 3rd Annual ‘Voto de Mayo’ Was Largest Single Day Virtual Voter Mobilization

Focusing on Latino voters in the key swing states of North Carolina and Georgia, political grassroots organization Mijente said that its 3rd annual “Voto de Mayo” on May 5 was the largest in the history of the 5-year-old group.

  • May 6, 2020
  • 3:56 PM

Joe Biden Gets Backing of Key Latina Activist Dolores Huerta

WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta on Friday endorsed Joe Biden for president, giving him the backing of one of the nation’s most prominent Latino leaders.

  • May 3, 2020
  • 2:34 PM

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