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Actor Eva Longoria spoke about the importance of the Latin American vote and about finding a common ground with their colleagues.
"A culmination of these historic midterm elections is that Latvian voters have dwindled their political muscles."
It seems that young and minority voters were genuinely in favor of a timely and absent vote. Polls were still open in many states and most tribes will not be called up late Tuesday. Stick with the US TODAY to cover your election.
The Latins came out swinging
By Cristóbal J. Alex
The enthusiasm of Latin American voters appears in the early voting numbers, proving that the predictions of death for the apathy of Latino voters were wrong. Latino voters are activated and mobilized. The turnout of their voters during the early vote exceeded 2014 levels in the medium term. That was before Election Day. Tuesday, the Latins will present their electoral power with full force.
Folk voter turnout has always had a crucial impact on our elections, especially for Democrats. This year, it is no different. Out of the 73 competitive contendings, 25 are in areas where Latins account for at least 10% of eligible voters, as noted in The Washington Post.
According to the Pew research center, in 12 of these areas, the Latins account for at least 20% of the eligible voters. Democrats need these Latino voters to win back the House, and from what we can already see, Latino voters appear at the polls.
Latino voters will also play an important role in the tribes of the Senate and the governor in Florida and Nevada. the governor's tribes in Georgia, Colorado, Connecticut and New Mexico. and the Senate Games in New Jersey, Arizona and Texas. A key factor for which the Latvian voters will ruin expectations and be mistaken for the countless headlines that protest the involvement of the Latins is obvious: a slit of progressive and varied candidates running above and below the polls.
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A culmination of these historic midterm elections is that Latvian voters have bent their political muscles. There is a new awareness that democracy only works if we participate in it. Trump's administration is ready to continue to apply more drastic laws against immigrants, withdraw healthcare, reduce taxes for the rich at the expense of the middle class and attack women, color communities and the LGBTQ community. Latins, like millions of Americans, feel urgent to use their voting power.
These elections will prove that the Latvian electorate is an active and important political force now and in future elections.
Cristóbal J. Alex is chairman of the Latino Winners' Fund. You can follow it on Twitter: @CristobalJAlex.
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What others say
Alex Tapscott, The New York Times: "Throughout the country, polling stations have been closed in minority neighborhoods, their locations have been changed from election to election and have been inadequately held or inaccessible or poorly equipped so voters stay in line for Electronic voting it is not a silver sphere, it would not lose political misinformation campaigns based on false tweets or false pages on Facebook and would not be a solution to the problems posed by gerrymandering, rightly, electronic voting could enhance the participation of voters, to avoid administrative mistakes at the polling stations and help restore public confidence in the electoral process and democracy. "
Eleni Alvare, CNN.com: "Women suffer more from poverty than men and need government action by giving priority to the poor. Women exercise religion more than men, are more likely to pray daily, attend weekly services, and report that the God is very important in their lives, most likely men mentions that they want to have more flexible working arrangements and pay family leave to care for their loved ones .. I have not has left the hope that the women elected will bring women's needs more seriously, that their sex does not guarantee it and that women will not be relieved of their duty to stir up what most women need. "
"Why are you voting?"
Comments received from r / politics at Reddit, where the US TODAY published the question:
I vote because I am tired of seeing the American hate-defined policy. I want to return to hope and a brilliant look to the future instead of seeing which groups we can drown today to avoid seeing how gloomy tomorrow it sees.
I have a 9-year-old child with type 1 diabetes. Without insurance, I could not afford the medical visits, insulin and the equipment needed to live.
There are families in America in the same situation as myself, but they can not afford healthcare. And the fact that it is 2018 and people die because they can not afford health care is an embarrassment.
I voted in the memory of my grandparents. They were survivors of the Holocaust and told me their stories. A common thread in each of these stories was how normal life seemed, to the point where things were beyond repair.
In any case, sometimes I think, "Sure, the news is terrifying, but has my daily routine really changed?" And then, I remember my grandfather's story. And I vote, while I still can.
I vote in favor of supervision. The Republican Party has demonstrated over the last two years that it has no interest in checking even the worst impulses and acts of the president. Congress does not do the job, so I vote for a new one to do it.
I voted because I do not like what the Democrats have done. I hate senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., And socialism, and I hate screaming and unfounded accusations that take the media report if they are in the right group. I want to stop this generation of Democrats and give them the opportunity to start.
I voted because a functioning democracy requires a dedicated population. When people coordinate politics, we have poor representation of our population in our government. It is the duty of all Americans to be informed and vote so that we can direct the nation in a single direction.
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