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Latino and Asian Clout in the Voting Booth
By: PR Newswire
Aug. 13, 2009 11:23 AM
Newly Released Census Data Underscores Growing Power of Ethnic and Minority Voters
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Immediately after the Presidential election of 2008, it was quickly apparent through exit polling that Latino, Asian, and African-American voting had expanded dramatically compared to the 2004 election. Census Bureau data released late last month confirms the tremendous growth in voting among these groups. Today, the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) releases a fact check, Latino and Asian Clout in the Voting Booth, which shows how much the electoral power of racial and ethnic minorities increased in just four years.
The report finds:
At a time when the United States has elected its first African-American president, appointed its first Latina Supreme Court justice, and started down the road to comprehensive reform of our broken immigration system, this data should serve as a demographic wakeup call to politicians. Many future elections throughout the United States will be won and lost based on decisions made by policymakers that impact ethnic and minority communities.
Click here to view the fact check in their entirety:
Latino and Asian Clout in the Voting Booth (IPC Fact Check, August 13, 2009)
SOURCE Immigration Policy Center
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