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The Trump Effect: New Voters

Kathryn Blackhurst, Lifezette Latino voter registration surges in California; Republican Party ranks swell. The Democratic Party in California has seen a staggering surge in voter registration leading up to its June 7 primary, but the Republican ranks are growing as well, even if the GOP remains an underdog in every state election. California has accrued

Record number of Latinos eligible to vote; how many show up is another question

Speaking to a group of Latino voters earlier this month in Oregon on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa put presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s rise to head of the GOP and his anti-immigrant rhetoric in stark terms. “Trump speaks this way because he can,” he said,