Latino Voter Registration Numbers on the Decline

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010 Latino voter registration declined by 5 percent or 600,000 voters. An analysis of the Census data by the California-based William C. Velasquez Institute says Latino voter registration will only modestly improve Latino voter performance at the polls in 2012 compared to 2008.

The reason for the decline in numbers is attributed to Latinos being affected disproportionately by the mortgage crisis and the recession. We talk with a Latino voter registration activist and the president of the William C. Velasquez Institute about why Latino voter registration numbers are slipping.

Antonio Gonzalez, Pres, William C. Velasquez Institute
Leo Murrieta, NV State Coordinator, Mi Familia Vota

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