In order to win the midterms, Democrats have to turn out large numbers of voters and they are relying on certain groups to help them do this, including Latino voters. But they might have a problem. Latino voters could stay home, or even vote Republican.
Bloomberg News reports:
Democrats Agonize: Will Enough Millennial and Hispanic Voters Turn Out?
Just two weeks from Election Day, Democrats are agonizing about whether two groups of infrequent and liberal-leaning voters will turn out or dash their hopes of winning control of Congress: Hispanics and young Americans.
High turnout among Latinos and millennials is “absolutely pivotal” to the party’s prospects “and it’s of major, major concern,” said Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. “I worry about whether we as Democrats have invested in the infrastructure we need to really mobilize that vote in 2018.”
The party and its supporters have an urgent push underway to get those voters to the polls. A digital ad campaign launched Monday by Democratic groups Senate Majority PAC and Priorities USA Action aims to mobilize those blocs. A recent video features former President Barack Obama telling people that their failure to vote empowers politicians to ignore issues they care about. Voto Latino and NextGen America, a group funded by billionaire Tom Steyer, are working to register Hispanics and young people respectively.
Nothing can be taken for granted on the Republican side, either. Everyone has to get out and vote!