Saturday, March 26, 2011

Advocates seek to use census data to secure more of a voice for Hispanics - The Washington Post

Advocates seek to use census data to secure more of a voice for Hispanics - The Washington Post

Now, with figures showing that more than half the nation’s growth was driven by Hispanics, activists are poised to convert those numbers into political muscle.

The question is whether they will come close to their goal. Political boundaries will be redrawn in many cases by Republican-controlled statehouses that might be reluctant to maximize voting power for a Democratic-leaning ethnic group. And the fact that many Latinos are not citizens or do not regularly vote also could pose a challenge.

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