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Shaping The Hispanic Republican American Political Identity

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Detail of "The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump" by Geraldo Cadava

The 2020 election season has prompted discourse about the "Latino vote," especially as related to misconceptions that it's a monolithic bloc.

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Courtesy of Geraldo Cadava

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?

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*This interview was recorded on Monday, November 16.

Kathleen Creedon can be reached at kathleen@tpr.org or on Twitter at @Kath_Creedon