Drop in Latino Registered Voters Surprises Political Experts

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As the fastest-growing population group in the U.S. during the last decade, Hispanics seemed poised to have a huge impact on the 2012 presidential and congressional campaigns.


Why then, political experts and demographers wondered, did the number of Hispanic voters decline significantly between 2009 and 2010?

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, the number of Hispanic registered voters fell from 11.6 million in 2008 — a presidential election year — to 10.9 million in 2010, when congressional races led the ballot in many states.

In Texas, where the Latino population has grown by 65 percent in the last decade, the number of registered Latino voters has dropped from 2.4 to 2.3 million.

Experts had expected 11 million to 12 million Hispanic voters to visit the polls in November. But the survey cast serious doubts on that.

Although voter registration typically slips in nonpresidential years, some experts say the scope of the 2010 declines were completely unexpected at a time when the overall Hispanic population in the U.S. continued to soar.

From 2000-10, the number of Hispanics in the U.S. jumped from 35.3 million to 50.5 million, a growth rate of 43 percent. Hispanics made up 16 percent of the U.S. population in 2010.

Antonio Gonzalez, president of the William C. Velasquez Institute and the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, blamed the recession for the decline in registered voters, especially the housing bubble and foreclosure crisis, which forced many Hispanics to move to find work.

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Anonymous

Posted Apr 8 2012

Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, White countries for everyone?

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into White countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY White countries to "assimilate," i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I'm not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn't object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the White race, Liberals and respectable conservatives will just say that I'm a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

Anonymous

Posted Apr 8 2012

Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, White countries for everyone?

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into White countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY White countries to "assimilate," i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I'm not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn't object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the White race, Liberals and respectable conservatives will just say that I'm a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

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