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The Political Representation of Latinos in Washington

This report examines the political representation of Latinos on the city council of Sunnyside, Washington. What is the impact of at-large elections and racially polarized voting upon the political representation of Washington’s largest minority population? Methods: This report began by collecting census data about Washington State’s Latino populations. By compiling election returns and voter lists the […]

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Voting Rights of Latinos in Yakima and Enforcement by the State

This research focuses on Latino representation in city council positions in Yakima County. Focusing on the particular characteristics of the county, I ask: Why are there low numbers of Latino registered voters? Why is there low Latino turnout? Are enough Latino candidates running for office? How do local Latino community members explain the current conditions […]

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