Low Voter Turnout Amongst Latino
From friend of a friend, political scientist Stephen A. Nuño: Opinion: Reality check for Latinos
Pew Research Center reported that while African Americans and whites had reached parity in their voter participation rates at 64% and 61%, respectively, Latino voter participation lags far behind at 48%.
More concerning, the number of eligible Latino voters who are not voting has far outpaced the number of Latinos choosing to vote on Election Day. The chart from Pew illustrates that even though Latino voters grew by 1.4 million between 2008 and 2012, Latinos who were eligible to vote but chose not to grew by 2.3 million over the same period.
In total, 12.1 million eligible Latinos did not vote in 2012.
That’s a lot of voters sitting on the sidelines.