Voting statistics are changing for the 2020 presidential election. Photo credit: Pexels – Element5 Digital
This 2020, for the first time, Latinos are expected to be the largest minority racial or ethnic group in the U.S., with a projected record of 32 million Latino eligible voters. This represents 13.3% of all voters. However, the number of Latino voters is still low compared to the 60 million Hispanics that live in the U.S.
Eligible Latino voters—citizens 18 years old and above—could play the most vital role in the Democratic Primaries this year. A majority (56%) live in states that will have primary presidential elections and Democratic caucuses on or before ‘Super Tuesday’ (March 03), compared to the 29% in 2016. At a national level, 62% of registered Latino voters identify or lean towards the Democratic Party. 34% of registered Latino voters identify or lean towards the Republican Party.
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Below are various data points regarding Latino voters heading into the 2020 presidential election:
Two out of every three eligible Latino voters live in just five states. California has approximately a quarter of the Latino electorate in the U.S., counting with 7.9 million eligible Latino voters. Texas comes in second place with 5.6 million eligible Latino voters, followed by Florida with 3.1 million eligible Latino voters, New York with 2 million eligible Latino voters, and Arizona has 1.2 million eligible Latino voters.
Latinos represent the largest portion of eligible voters in New Mexico (43%). Other principal states are California with 30%, Texas with 30%, Arizona with 24% and Florida with 20%.
The 20th congressional district of the Texas Legislature counts with 359,000 eligible Latino voters, the highest number out of all the Congressional Districts in the country. The 16th, 23rd, and 34th congressional districts of Texas and the 26th congressional districts of Florida make up the first five, each one counting with at least 321,000 eligible Latino voters. The Texas congressional districts make up some of the largest ones with Hispanic populations in the country.
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