The growing influence of the Hispanic vote in key swing states

More and more attention keeps being drawn to the growing influence of the Hispanic voting bloc. Last week, The Hill came out with a report on a new analysis by the progressive voter group Voto Latino, which found a 295.1 percent growth in new voter registrations from Hispanics between 2014 and 2018.

Notably, the report found that 90 percent of those voter registrations originated from 11 key presidential swing states, including New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and Nevada.

Historically, Hispanic voter turnout has not been as strong as white and black voters. 40.4 percent of Hispanic voters participated in 2018, compared to white voters at 57.5 percent and black voters at 51.4 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

If Hispanic voter engagement efforts are successful in increasing the turnout of Hispanic voters, it could be the key difference in determining the outcome of the presidential election in 2020 as well as other down ballot races.