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  •  I find it extremely hard to believe that (0+ / 0-)

    "only 7% of Hispanics voted" in 2006. Please provide a link. I also think it's highly unlikely that nearly 90% of Latinos are likely to vote in any state this November. Such high voter turnout rates are rarely seen even in countries with mandatory voting! It would be quite nice if we did have such high voter turnout rates in this country; but it's not happening anytime soon.

    She speaks in code, but her message is unmistakable.

    by ChiTownBlue2000 on Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 09:50:21 PM PDT

    •  looking for the story I where I wrote about it (0+ / 0-)

      on my site.  I just found a story on Hispanic News that puts the number at 13% in 2006, which is the highest estimate I have ever seen for 2006.  Most anaylist put it at 7-9%  of the registered voting population voted in the mid-term election.

      One reason why Clinton lost the delegate count in Texas.  Their deligate allocation was based on the 2004 and 2006 elections turnout.  I don't remember what TX break down was but it was better than 7%, but still very very low in 06

      "Dear Mr. President, there are too many states nowadays. Please eliminate three. I am not a crackpot." - Grandpa Simpson

      by ourhispanicvoices on Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 10:15:18 PM PDT

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    •  90% in those states. The numbers in 06 (0+ / 0-)

      in the battleground states were better than the national average but still in the teens or around 10.  I don't think we'll see 90% in those states.  It will be huge news if turnout is in the 20's, Fantastic if it is in the 30's.

      It it is in the 90's i'll eat my shorts and we'll see a landslide.

      "Dear Mr. President, there are too many states nowadays. Please eliminate three. I am not a crackpot." - Grandpa Simpson

      by ourhispanicvoices on Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 10:17:39 PM PDT

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    •  7% of the total number of voters (0+ / 0-)

      it doesn't mean that only 7% of eligible voters of Hispanic descent actually voted, IIRC it was about 40% of eligible ones, well below the national average

      "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

      by IamTheJudge on Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 10:32:43 PM PDT

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