The Latino Vote in Texas And Colorado and Why That Matters Regarding Hillary and Bernie

The Bernie Sanders campaign is really desperate to appear they have a good lock in with regard to the "Hispanic" vote.  They were wrong with regard to myths they spread about Nevada's Hispanic vote, and the lack of exit poll information in Colorado does not help matters either.  Though Bernie is considered the winner for State of Colorado, Hillary Clinton won the State of Texas which is the 2nd largest Hispanic / Chicano / Latino populated state in the Union with approximately 25.7 million.   Colorado is the 8th largest state with approximately 5.1 million giving an approximate difference of about 20 million or so, according to the PEW Research.  

Exit polls were conducted in Texas giving us a bit of information, and according to NBC News, "Exit polling of a slice of Latinos who voted showed Clinton won 70 percent of those Latinos, and 28 percent voted for Sanders. The Texas Hispanic sample from the exit poll includes 405 Democratic primary respondents."  However, according to the Denver Post,  "Without exit polling, Sanders' level of Latino support was tough to gauge."

What should this mean with regard to the Chicano / Hispanic / Latino population and our vote? 

Size does matter. 

And one should consider the big picture and the delegate power a state offers based on population size, too.

Lastly, according to the Denver Post, "Clinton now looks likely to tie the Vermont senator 38-38 in the state's delegate count, according to projections from The Denver Post, Bloomberg Politics and The Associated Press. That includes a potential 38-28 split in Sanders' favor in projections based on Tuesday's preference poll results, plus 10 superdelegates (out of 12) who have committed to Clinton, the former secretary of state."



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