elections


Puerto Rico Governor’s Campaign to Get “Nasty”

The national media has galvanized the race for Puerto Rico governor like no other recent gubernatorial election. NBCnews, The Hill, Bloomberg and Reuters last week ran with the news that San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz will challenge Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in the first election after Hurricane María accosted Puerto […]


How Florida Latinos Voted in the Midterms 1 comment

There was much ado about the Latino vote in the midterm elections, particularly Puerto Ricans who migrated post Hurricane María. So how did that work out?  The answers are beginning to eke out now that the elections have concluded and been certified. Turnout among all voters was high – about […]


Post-María Voters, Latina Wave and More Election Thoughts

It’s not looking as if the 2018 midterm elections produced a wave of post-María Puerto Rican voters. Preliminary election data show that counties with a large Puerto Ricans population, such as – and especially–  Osceola, underperformed the rest of the state. Voter turnout was very high, about 62 percent for […]


Elections Officials Strike Back at Trump

President Trump continues to make unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud during the 2016 presidential elections, this time calling for a major federal investigation into what most experts say is a nonexistent problem. Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million to Hillary Clinton, the highest for any presidential candidate, but he won the […]


New Reality Begins to Set In 1 comment

A new reality is beginning to set in one week after the presidential election. The country appears to be poised to tear at the seams after a divisive presidential election filled with hateful rhetoric. Here are some ironies and random thoughts. • The same people who rail about John Mica losing his […]