Running the numbers on Latino voting in Texas
By W. Gardner Selby
Published on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
An adviser to Battleground Texas, the nascent declared effort to help Democrats win statewide in Texas, landed a guest appearance on Comedy Central’s "Colbert Report."
Jeremy Bird made a losing bet at the end of the segment (click on the video to see that). But Bird stuck to his guns on his message that demographic changes and stepped-up voter turnout will make a difference for Democrats--and soon.
We noticed a single factual claim--that 54 percent of voting-age Latino citizens of the state registered to vote in 2008 while only 35 percent of adult Latino citizens ultimately voted.
There’s a researched basis for that. We rated the claim Mostly True.
Read on by going here or clicking on the headline to the right, where we've also nestled other fact-checked claims about Latino residents of the state some proudly call Tejas.
See the Truth-O-Meter article.
Researchers: W. Gardner Selby
Names in this article: Barack Obama
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