Continuity, Not Change: The Latino Vote in 2004

Garza, Rodolofo O. de la (2005) Continuity, Not Change: The Latino Vote in 2004. Elcano Newsletter (9). 6 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

This paper describes the Latino vote in the 2004 presidential election. It pays particular attention to conflicting claims regarding the extent to which Latinos voted for President Bush. It also evaluates the overall impact Latinos had on the results of the election. The 2004 election lived down to expectations. It closely followed the pattern set in 2000. That is, President Bush’s victory slightly expanded his electoral base by adding Iowa and New Mexico to the states he carried previously while only losing New Hampshire from the states he won in 2000. Additionally while he lost the popular vote in 2000 by 539,947 votes, in 2004 he won it by 3,311,608, increasing his percentage of the vote from 48% to 51%. President Bush, thus, won in 2004 with a small minority that provides a legitimate basis for claiming a clear victory but not a mandate.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: EEUU-Diálogo Transatlántico
Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > ETHNIC GROUPS > LATIN AMERICANS.
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > POLITICS
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > VOTING
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > ELECTIONS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 12:58
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2012 12:58
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/877

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