Hispanics and the Changing Racial Demographics of the Intermountain West
In the past decade, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the nation's population grains, while whites accounted for less than a fifth. The minority vote played a significant role in Obama's victories in Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado. Issues such as immigration will make the Hispanic vote crucial in November. This paper examines the rising significance of Hispanics and other racial minorities in the Intermountain West electorate.
Author: William Frey, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution