As the dust begins to settle from the midterms, analysts are offering a first glimpse into how severely President Obama’s hesitation—along with other missteps by Democrats—affected Latinos’ voting behavior.
With would-be politicians concentrating their efforts on expensive Spanish-language advertising, lukewarm get-out-the-vote efforts, or voter suppression laws, neither party actually did any impactful outreach to overcome the very deep disillusionment Latinos feel.
These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values.
In the run-up to the Texas gubernatorial election, much hand-wringing was done over the Hispanic lady voter. But it was women like me—married white women, specifically—who failed Wendy Davis—and ourselves, and our families, and Texas families—on Tuesday night.
GOP candidates running in blue-leaning states used pro-LGBT plugs to moderate their image; meanwhile, the Democrats largely remained silent as they played defense in red states.
Texas voters handed state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and her fellow Democrats a crushing defeat Tuesday. In one of the most high-profile gubernatorial campaigns in the country, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) was elected to succeed Gov. Rick Perry (R).
In which I scare you into voting.
Jeff Bomberger of Political Minute discusses the Texas voter identification law, upheld by the Supreme Court on October 18, that lets anyone with a concealed gun license to vote, but does not allow those with only a valid college ID. [via Upworthy]
In the opening month of its term, the Supreme Court issued emergency orders on voting rights and abortion access in Texas. RH Reality Check‘s Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss the overlap right now in the fight for reproductive and voting rights in the wake of these two big Supreme Court orders.
Staff members at the last remaining legal abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley have been repeatedly left without a job in the wake of flip-flopping court decisions.