Latino voting strength is growing in Georgia. But not by as much as it could. That's the conclusion of a new report issued by the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. It found the state's Latino electorate is eight-percent larger than it was in two-thousand-eight. But it's also less interested in voting.
There are 88,000 unregistered Latino voters in Georgia. That’s according to the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. The effort to register these new voters is going viral with online videos.
Georgia's Attorney General, he's ready to go to court over Georgia's redistricting maps. Democrats promise to fight the maps pre-approved Friday by the Obama administration. Black and Latino lawmakers say, the new boundaries dilute their voting strength. Olens says, he can prove the opposite in court.
A statewide Latino organization is launching a campaign to increase voter registration and turnout. And organizers say opposition to Georgia’s new immigration law will bring out Hispanic voters for next year’s state and federal elections.