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  •  Wikipedia is your friend for these things (1+ / 0-)
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    Since you quote the (false) Republican belief of what demographics are among Latinos in Florida, here's what they really look like.

    Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

    by Big River Bandido on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 09:06:22 AM PDT

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    •  Seems like a good way to detect partisan targeting (0+ / 0-)

      If it shows that they are targeting Hispanic sounding names in Orlando, while mostly leaving the ones in Miami alone, we can make a case that the purge is politically motivated.

      •  Well that's what I am getting at. (0+ / 0-)

        Some counties have mostly Cuban latinos, whereas some have mostly central american latinos. Is the GOP targeting the counties differently? Does anyone know?

        It just seems like the "they are targeting latinos" thing is too vague to tell anyone how they are doing this. I'm sure it can be found out quite easily by someone with access to the notices that the state is sending out.  Miami has a huge population; do they have statistically fewer notices targeting latinos than counties with a different ethnic latino make-up?

        Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

        by bigtimecynic on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 09:38:50 AM PDT

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    •  If you spent time being smart instead of smug (0+ / 0-)

      you would realize that the Wiki article you linked to in no way illustrates the quantitative demographic population differences between Cuban and non-Cuban latinos in Florida.  Of course, if you had the real answer I suppose you would have actually given it...

      Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

      by bigtimecynic on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 09:32:10 AM PDT

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      •  Your original question was by no means (0+ / 0-)

        that insightful:  

        I was under the impression that most Florida latinos were Cuban.
        That would be wrong, as the wiki article shows.  If you're disappointed in my answer, I was taking my cue from your question.

        Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

        by Big River Bandido on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 09:41:23 AM PDT

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        •  No, the wiki article has no data... (0+ / 0-)

          ...quantitatively showing the relation of Cubans to the Latino poulation as a whole.  Susanala's information was far more useful, because it actually had data.  The Wiki piece is suggestive that Cubans are only part of a whole, but that they are the "notable" national community.  I don't see any data indicating what the Pew report does.

      •  Here's your answer. (2+ / 0-)
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        A Pew Research Center report, based on American Community Survey data from the Census Bureau, indicates that 30% of Florida's Latino population is of Cuban ancesetry. Some 28% of Florida Latinos are of Puerto Rican origin, and 9% report Mexican ancestry. Link.

        So Latinos of Cuban ancestry are not a majority of Florida Latinos. They also do not comprise a significantly greater proportion of Florida Latinos than those of Puerto Rican origin.

        The same Pew report cites Florida Division of Elections data indicating that more Latinos are now registered as Democrats than as Republicans. And there are almost as many no-affiliation Latinos as Republican Latinos.

        Common wisdom is frequently wrong, or at least out of date. Times and demographics change.

        Just because you're not a drummer doesn't mean that you don't have to keep time. -- T. Monk

        by susanala on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 10:23:13 AM PDT

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