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Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:08 AM

Latino voters will have more say in 2020 with new primary schedule

In 2020, candidates who don't connect effectively with Latino voters ahead of the California and Texas primaries "do so at their peril," says a consultant.

Jan. 8, 2019 / 8:49 AM EST
By Suzanne Gamboa

AUSTIN, Texas — Because of a slight calendar adjustment, Latinos will have a larger say in who Democrats elect to run for president in 2020.

California moved up its presidential primary — held in 2016 on June 7 — to March 3 for next year's election.

That means California, the state with the largest number of eligible Latino voters, estimated by Pew Research Center at about 7.7 million in 2018, will join Texas, the state with the second largest number of eligible Latino voters at about 5.5 million, in holding their primaries on Super Tuesday.

“One in five American Latinos live in Texas and if you add California, you get substantial power of the Latino vote to really influence the Democratic Party and reshape especially the Democratic Party on key issues, especially health care and immigration,” said Cristina Tzintzún Ramírez, executive director of Jolt, a Texas-based group which organizes Latinos on voting, turnout and on issues affecting the community.


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Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:15 AM

1. Okay Democrats, let's get to work on this.

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