Proposition 187 Still Hurts GOP Among Latinos

Misguided Legislative Effort Still Hurts GOP Among Latinos

Nearly two decades after its controversial passage, Gov. Pete Wilson’s Proposition 187 continues to haunt the Republican Party in California and the U.S.

A new report from Latino Decisions, a firm that analyzes demographics and voting trends, argues California could have remained a presidential battleground state – with Democrats and Republicans vying for more congressional and legislative seats here – were it not for Proposition 187 and later measures that frustrated and ultimately mobilized Latino voters.

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