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    Democracy & Voting Rights

    Matt Barreto in Yakima Herald: “New redistricting proposal would create a Latino majority by voting age in the 14th”


    In an area that displays polarized voting, like the Yakima Valley, Latino-majority districts aren’t enough to ensure Latino voters elect their favored candidates, UCLA’s Voting Rights Project director Matt Barreto said in the report. Mapmakers need to consider the number of Latino voters, not the total number of Latinos, when drawing political boundaries, Barreto said.