2018 Midterm Elections & The Latino Vote

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On November 6, 2018, voters went to the polls to vote in elections for U.S. Congress, statewide constitutional offices in thirty-six states, and down ballot races from state legislative seats to school board representatives. UCLA LPPI researchers analyzed election returns in real-time to assess how the country’s fastest growing voting bloc impacted the outcome of major 2018 electoral contests. This report focuses on two things: 1) Latino Vote Choice and 2) Increase in Ballots Cast, as evidenced by changes in the number of ballots cast between the 2014 and 2018 midterm elections. This analysis evaluates elections in six U.S. States: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, and Texas.