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    Here in NYC the Hispanic population is mostly Puerto Rican and Dominican. There is a neighborhood near me where there are always far more posters for DR elections than for US elections. We've finally started getting some immigration from Mexico in the past ten years.

    •  In the U.S., in total, Mexicans overwhelmingly (0+ / 0-)

      dominate. According to Wikipedia, there are 31 million Latins
      of Mexican heritage in the U.S. The next group is Puerto Rican, with 4 million. Check it out. California and Texas have HALF the Latino population (Mexican heritage). Huge numbers of our neighbor to the south.

      "There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan." --Joel McCrea as "Sully," in "Sullivan's Travels."

      by Wildthumb on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 10:07:20 PM PST

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        Mexico's population is only 114 million, so 21% of persons of Mexican ethnicity are in the US.

        But the population of Puerto Rico is under 4 million, so that means there are as many (or more) Puerto Ricans on the US mainland as there are in Puerto Rico! That will create some chaos should Puerto Rico ever become independent.

        Incidently, Hispanics in NYC who do vote in US elections vote Democratic in far greater fractions than just about any other ethnic group anywhere. We have two D+41 congressional districts!

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