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  •  5 people total? (1+ / 0-)
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    wwmiv

    Tipped for intelligent thinking, as usual, but while some caution is warranted, I think you're way underselling the "amnesty."

    Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

    by MichaelNY on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 10:40:23 PM PDT

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    •  5*435=2175 (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, jncca

      which is, in my opinion, a rather low estimate of illegal immigrants who end up as voters.

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        MichaelNY, jncca

        Especially considering the illegal immigrant population in the U.S. to be about 11 million, with about 1.65 million living in Texas alone (exceeded only in raw terms by California, and only by California and Nevada by percent).

        Even if you assume that only 15% end up as citizens and voters (a very low estimate, I'd think), that's an additional approximately 247,000 voters in Texas alone. That's a HUGE amount, with a net Democratic vote of around 110,000.

        That's a big deal. Perry only beat White by just over 600,000. That's one sixth of the way to victory.

        23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

        by wwmiv on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 11:47:33 PM PDT

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