They're looking at key questions from the campaign, like how much of Barack Obama's victory was attributable to Hispanic support. They're also looking at the Hispanic electorate itself to see how big a role immigration, versus a wide range of other issues, played in voting decisions. The goal, of course, is to win a larger portion of the Hispanic vote, but first to take...
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Back in the 90's, California passed Prop 187. This prop was a very harsh anti-immigration law that helped stir up a lot of racism. The GOP has never recovered here. And some will say, "Well, California is liberal anyway." But that wasn't always the case. California used to be purple; it gave America Ronald Reagan after all...and the California voters APPROVED the ant-immigration law by a huge margin. (It was later struck down by the courts.) Anyway, that immigration law was the end for the GOP in California. Republican voters now account for less than 30 percent of the electorate. The scary thing for the GOP is that the same will soon be true for Texas and Arizona. And how can a GOP candidate for president EVER win without Texas?
After moments of panic in the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney's defeat, some Republicans and conservatives are regaining their equilibrium on the issue of what the GOP should do about immigration and the Hispanic vote.
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