Will Untapped Latinos Sink Mitt Romney?

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You may have missed it on the tele, but apparently Latinos are being counted on to play a huge role in determining who will be elected president in November.

To that end, the liberal Center for American Progress is singling out the top 10 states with the most unregistered eligible voters and non-citizens who are in the U.S. legally and could be naturalized in time for the election.

Naturally, California tops the list with 2 million registered voters and about 2.4 million legal permanent residents.

But while the Committee to Reelect Barack Obama (or COBRA for dyslexics) already has the Golden State in the win column, other states singled out by the center are considered presidential battlegrounds, including Florida, Colorado and Virginia.

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A key passage from the center's recent assessment:

In some key battleground states, the number of eligible but unregistered Latino voters runs into the hundreds of thousands or even millions. On top of these millions of potential voters, the Department of Homeland Security estimates that there are 8.1 million legal permanent residents or green card holders, that are eligible to becomes citizens and vote in the fall election.

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Most of those folks will be presumed to go for Obama, which explains why Mitt Romney told donors at a Palm Beach, Fla., fundraiser in April, "We have to get Hispanic voters to vote for our party" or the GOP is "doomed."

If Latinos doom Romney, you know that will go over well in Orange County, CA.

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Francisco Franco
Francisco Franco

Don't be surprise that most latinos will vote for him because of his Mexican roots from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. Even Gustavo will vote for him.

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The republican party heavily depend on "no shows" at the polls, so if you don't have healthcare because you cannot afford it... and you want it in 2014 via the Affordable Care Act MAKE SURE YOU VOTE IN NOVEMBER... YOUR VOTE DOES COUNT

Prawda
Prawda

Incompetence is a hard thing to ignore. Personal responsibility does not figure in with this administration. After 3.5 years it is still "bush's fault" .   Anyone but Obama, anyone. 

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Naturally, California tops the list with 2 million registered voters and about 2.4 million legal permanent residents.

mitch young
mitch young

"names that sound the coolest to them" There's people on video admitting they thought that 'Al Green', the barely functional South Carolina Senate Candidate in 2010, was the soul singer rather than a guy living in his Mom's basement.

mitch young
mitch young

I wonder why no one does these studies for whites. After all, the white working class has pretty low voter registration and actual voting rates (not the same thing). They are generally thought of as more conservative on some social issues and for sure on immigration (after all, they pay the price of mass immigration in lowered wages, schools flooded with ESL students, etc). Let's have a get the white working class registered and voting movement.

mitch young
mitch young

"Naturally, California tops the list with 2 million registered voters and about 2.4 million legal permanent residents." Hey, anyone notice the state has been in a 'financial crisis' for the last 5 years or so, that actual Americans have been moving out in droves, and that costs of what were, in formerly American California, super low cost bennies (Community College, CSU, UC, state parks etc) are now super high cost?  Anyone put together the connection between low skill, high dependency immigrants and the above?

Paul Steven
Paul Steven

Mittens isnt winning any minority points...not with his last "3 min Aryan interwebz add." 

Bill T.
Bill T.

I thought he baggers told me their boy R. P. was a shoo-in.

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