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  •  In the 2004 election (5+ / 0-)

    I think we saw that in general, Hispanics tend to vote more Republican or Democratic due to their environment. For example, the 39th district in LA County which is 63% Hispanic and 21% White went 59% for Kerry while the 47th district in Orange County which is 65% Hispanic and 17% White went 49% for Kerry. It seems that the political culture in the area influences Hispanics. Rural Texas is very conservative but New York is very liberal so heavily Hispanics precincts in the Bronx went about 95% for Obama.

    For more election analysis and redistricting maps, check out my blog http://racesandredistricting.blogspot.com/

    by Alibguy on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 07:28:08 AM PST

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    •  CA-39 vs. CA-47 (1+ / 0-)
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      Judging quickly by the demographics on those districts' wikipedia pages,

      1) The white voters in LA county CA-39 are probably more liberal than the white voters in Orange county CA-47.

      2) CA-39 is 5% more African American than CA-47.

      Both of those could explain the difference between 49% Kerry and 59% Kerry.

      I'm not saying it's not possible that the Hispanic vote varies as well, but districtwide comparison like this doesn't provide the evidence.

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