Shaping The Hispanic Republican American Political Identity
The 2020 election season has prompted discourse about the "Latino vote," especially as related to misconceptions that it's a monolithic bloc.
Hispanic voters have come to comprise an increasingly larger share of the electorate in every state over the past several decades.
And in states like Texas where 40% of voters are Hispanic, registration gains continue to add to Latino voters' impact on election outcomes.
How has the identity and influence of Hispanic GOP voters evolved over the last half century? What are the political implications nationwide and in Texas, specifically?
- Geraldo Cadava, associate professor of history and Latina and Latino studies at Northwestern University, author of "The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump"
- Jason Villalba, former state representative and president of the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation
- Mark P. Jones, TXHPF director of research and analytics and political science fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
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*This interview was recorded on Monday, November 16.