April 23, 2013


Immigration Reform Could Remake Electoral Map

"The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation's political landscape for a generation or more -- pumping as many as 11 million new Hispanic voters into the electorate a decade from now in ways that, if current trends hold, would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily," Politico reports.

"Key swing states that Obama fought tooth and nail to win -- like Florida, Colorado and Nevada -- would have been comfortably in his column. And the president would have come very close to winning Arizona.... Mitt Romney, by contrast, would have lost the national popular vote by 7 percentage points, 53% to 46%, instead of the 4-point margin he lost by in 2012, and would have struggled even to stay competitive in GOP strongholds like Texas, which he won with 57% of the vote."










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