Latinos turn out in record numbers for Iowa caucuses
- An estimated 10,500 Latinos turned out to Monday’s caucuses, more than 10 times the number in 2012 and quadruple that of 2008, and comprised 4% of Democratic caucus attendees and 2% of Republican attendees.
- The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) undertook a $300,000 nonpartisan effort to get at least 10,000 of the 50,000 registered Latino voters to attend caucuses throughout the state.
- On the Republican side, two candidates with Cuban heritage (Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio) won first and third place, respectively, in a first for Latino presidential candidates.
“The Effort To Turn Out Latino Voters In Iowa Worked” (BuzzFeed News)
“Latino Turnout in Iowa Demands Attention From Campaigns, Experts Say” (NBC News)
“GOP: Iowa Caucus Is a Big Win for Latino Candidates” (Latin Post)
(Image Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images, via Latin Post)