The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) released a new study documenting growth in the Latino vote
… from 2014 to 2018 and found Latino concentrated areas had the largest growth in voter turnout of anywhere in the country.
After the 2018 election, there was considerable speculation about degree of growth in the Latino vote. This report relies on a social science approach to evaluate official election data to draw conclusions about turn out and vote growth. In particular, the report examines how much of an increase was recorded, and where, and how this impacted Democratic gains in the U.S. House.
The UCLA LPPI team of researchers downloaded more than 20,000 individual voting precincts across eight states with large Latino populations in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.
These 8 states were critical because heading into Election Day, they contained 30 House seats that were rated as “toss-up” or “lean” by The Cook Political Report. Across these 8 states, 20 districts flipped from Republican to Democrat, including: CA (7); NJ (4); NY (3); TX (2); FL (2) AZ (1); NM (1).% | % | %