Voting Booth, Polls
Telemundo and Voto Latino Join Forces for National Voter Registration Day
By Sugey Palomares | 09/25/2012 - 10:20

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Hispanic media network Telemundo and the bipartisan non-profit Voto Latino have joined forces along with the United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to make sure an estimated 25.6 million Latinos are prepared to rock the polls in November.


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Young Voters at the Polls
Voter Suppression Could Leave 10 Million Latino Voters Powerless
By Sally Mercedes | 09/24/2012 - 18:00

Although Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are both courting Latino voters in this year's election (now less than two months away!), a new study by civil rights organization The Advancement Project indicates that there may a problem in that plan. Because of voter ID laws and registration policies in 23 states, more than 10 million Latino citizens could be deterred from registering to vote or getting to the polls on Election Day.


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Mitt Romney addresses the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Election 2012: Mitt Romney’s Mother Jones Video & What It Means for His Campaign
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/20/2012 - 15:00

Mitt Romney has somewhat of a reputation for putting his foot in his mouth. But when the liberal magazine Mother Jones posted the video of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee calling 47 percent of Obama voters “freeloaders,” political junkies, average Americans, and campaign strategists gasped.


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Voting, Ballot Box
Election 2012: Hispanic Heritage Month and Your Vote
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/13/2012 - 16:00

You could say that Hispanic Heritage Month (which is the only “celebration” that actually straddles two months – from mid-September to mid-October) started earlier this year, with the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Rolling out San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the DNC keynote speaker and Florida Junior Senator Marco Rubio to introduce Mitt Romney was proof that Latinos are a hot ticket item before a tight election. 


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Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention
Election 2012: President Obama Asks for Your Vote
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/07/2012 - 18:00

When Barack Obama took the stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), he accepted his re-nomination for President, making the case for why Americans should re-elect him. The signature Obama rhetoric that reached for the sky gave way to a speech grounded in policy of what has been done and what’s left to put the country back on track.


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Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention
Election 2012: (Re)-Introducing Barack Obama
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/07/2012 - 15:00

If voters had any doubt about Barack Obama, the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina seeks to cast them away. Speaker after speaker has been tasked with personalizing the President, standing up for his character, and arguing in different ways why he is the best choice in November.


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Marco Rubio at the Republican National Convention
Election 2012: Did Marco Rubio Upstage GOP Nominee Mitt Romney at the RNC?
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/04/2012 - 16:00

Considered by many a “rising star” in the Republican party, Senator Marco Rubio’s introduction of Mitt Romney was nothing short of high voltage.  Florida’s junior Senator defended his GOP values of small government and free enterprise, with plugs to liberty--this last principle illustrated with personal touches, references to his immigrant Cuban parents, and some phrases in Spanish.  Although not quite stealing the show at the 2012 Republican National Convention, he got close and got it back on track after surpri


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Mitt Romney campaigns in Iowa in August 2012
Election 2012: Searching for Latino Voter Outreach at the GOP Convention
By Viviana Hurtado | 08/27/2012 - 16:00

Tropical Storm Isaac may have delayed the start of the Republican National Convention, but not arguably the biggest party in town which has three important action items on the agenda: officially nominating Mitt Romney – the GOP challenger to President Barack Obama. The second is firing up the base – the hardcore delegates who will deliver “votes” doing whatever it takes back home – going door to door or driving viejitos from their senior living homes to the polls.


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Univision CEO Randy Falco
CEO of Univision Formally Complains About Lack of Latino Presidential Debate Moderators
By Samantha Leal | 08/15/2012 - 17:00

Presidential and vice presidential debate moderators have been announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates and some people are not too happy with the picks. One of those not happy with the selections? Randy Falco, CEO of Univision, who wrote a strongly worded letter to Janet Brown, the head of the CPD.


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Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney in Norfolk, Virginia on August 11, 2012
Election 2012: What You Need to Know About GOP VP Pick Paul Ryan
By Viviana Hurtado | 08/13/2012 - 14:00

Mitt Romney was so overcome with emotion while introducing Paul Ryan as his running mate to challenge President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in November, that he bellowed, “the next President of the United States!” Once the snark cleared, this foot-in-your-mouth slip revealed what conservatives are calling a “bold move.” Why? This choice is seen as a play to fire up the conservative base of the Republican party.


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