28 Million Latino Voters in 2015
A record 25.2 million Latinos were eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections, making up, for the first time, 11% of all eligible voters nationwide. But despite a growing national presence, in many states with close Senate and gubernatorial races this year, Latinos make up a smaller share of eligible voters, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center.
In the eight states with close Senate races, just 4.7% of eligible voters on average are Latinos. Among those states, Latinos make up less than 5% of eligible voters in six. in the eight states with close Senate races, just 4.7% of eligible voters on average are Latinos. Among those states, Latinos make up less than 5% of eligible voters in six.
In Texas that number is 4.2 Million Registered Hispanic voters, 44% of Latinos are eligible to vote. Texas has the second largest Hispanic population in the nation. California ranks first with 5.9 million
In each midterm election since 1974, the number of Latino voters reached a new record high, largely reflecting the community’s fast population growth. However, the share of those Latinos who actually vote on Election Day—the voter turnout rate—has lagged significantly behind other racial and ethnic groups.
For Hispanics, however, young people are a larger share of eligible voters than they are among other groups. Texas’s 16th district is the largest Congressional district by Latino eligible voter population, with 313,000 Latino eligible voters.
So not only do we need to energize people to send out letters, we need to energize Latinos this year to register to vote, and show up at the polls on election dates.
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