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Friday, October 30, 1998

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  • Barriers to Immigrant Voting

    In the U.S. millions of voter age people are ineligible to vote in the upcoming elections. Among them are approximately 2 million immigrants. Some of them are doctors, teachers, engineers and factory workers, all ineligible to vote. When the Republican Revolution started cutting off social benefits and legal rights to immigrants in the mid-1990s, millions rushed to apply for citizenship, and many, angry at the Republicans registered as Democrats.

  • A Look at the Latino Vote

    The Latino population constitutes a growing political force. There are 9 million Latino citizens of voting age in the U.S. Latinos are expected to have a significant impact on elections in California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Illinois. Analysts are uncertain though which direction Latinos will vote for Democrats or Republicans.

  • Millions of Black Men Ineligible to Vote

    In seven states, one in four Black men are permanently disenfranchised. In two states, Alabama and Florida, the ratio is one in three. Nationwide, a total of 1.4 million Black men–13 percent of all Black men — cannot vote. If current trends continue, in a dozen states as many as 30-40 percent of the next generation of Black men will permanently lose the right to vote. In all, more than 3.9 million Americans are permanently barred from voting.

  • National Election Wrap-Up

    A review of election races around the country.