Excellent points. Why is no one talking cultural influence regarding hispanic voting. In California, hispanics voted for individual conservative issues such as Prop 22 and Prop 8 because of their conservative beliefs. But when voting for candidates, they typically vote for political party influenced by the traditions of their fathers and hierarchical culture they bring from latin countries. This is true of new immigrants and those who have been in the U.S. for generations. Getting issues to trump traditional party voting is the key to getting the hispanic vote.