November 06, 2018

Hispanic voters are poised to play a potentially pivotal role as to whether the Democrats or the Republicans control the US Congress after the midterm elections. Hispanic voters have grown as a percentage of the electorate, largely as a result of young Hispanic-Americans attaining voting age. Since 2014, the number of eligible Hispanic voters has grown by almost 20%, and currently accounts for about 13% of all voters nationwide.1 Although growing throughout the US, they tend to be regionally clustered in California, Texas, Florida, and New York and are also heavily overrepresented in Arizona and New Mexico. Nineteen of the most competitive Congressional districts2 in the nation are in these states, making the Hispanic vote a critical voice in determining control of the US House in the 2018 midterms.

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