Pew: Latino voters “an awakened giant”

We used a lot of ink to cover the Latino vote in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election.  That turned out to be a good move with Latinos playing a huge role in President Obama’s reelection, voting for him 3-to-1 over Gov. Romney.

The results threw many Republicans into crisis-mode.  Much of the post-election conventional wisdom has it that the GOP needs more effective PR to reach out to the nation’s growing minority communities if it ever wants to reclaim the White House.

And that effort just became a bit more urgent, according to a new study released today by the Pew Hispanic  Center. It finds that Hispanic electorate will nearly double by 2030 (from 23.7 million eligible voters now to 40 million then).  Here’s a graph of the Hispanic electoral growth so far:

You can read the whole thing here