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Strengthening minority representation in Congress was the call that came from many who testified at a congressional redistricting hearing held Monday night.
Latino voters turned out in record numbers in Colorado this year, more than doubling their turnout since 2004, according to recent polling data. More than 330,000 Latinos voted in the state last week, compared with 165,000 in 2004, based on exit polling from media outlets like the Wall Street Journal and Voto Latino, a national nonprofit organization that organized Latino voting drives in the state.
Six organizations, including several that conducted voter registration drives in minority communities, have joined the cry for Secretary of State Mike Coffman to accept incomplete voter registrations.
First there was Florida. Then there was Ohio. Will Colorado be next? The state’s got a brand new voter database system, the longest ballot in the nation, and hundreds of thousands of new voter registrations to contend with, all of which raise the specter of chaos at the polls come November. And while elections officials maintain that Colorado can pull off its elections without a hitch, several voter watchdog groups say otherwise.
A report released yesterday by the Latina Initiative underlines the importance of reaching out to Latina women in order to tap the burgeoning potential...