This research examines the disjuncture between Hispanic strength in population and Hispanic participation in politics. This paper examines the nature of this disjuncture: its severity, its causes, and its consequences. Hispanics currently comprise 11.2% of the U.S. population, but the Hispanic vote in the 1998 elections comprised only 4.7% of all ballots cast.
Recommended CitationHennessy '00, John (2000) "Ballots del Barrio: An Investigation of Latino Participation," Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 5
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