The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump

Donald Trump won 30 percent of the Hispanic vote not because Hispanics love him, but because Hispanics have become loyal Republicans over the past 50 years, so they're reluctant to switch parties now.

Lecture Description

An overview of how the Republican Party developed a loyal base of Hispanic support from the 1960s forward, and how it maintained that support even after taking a hard right turn on immigration and border issues. Cadava’s lecture is also explores why Donald Trump won a significant minority of the Hispanic vote – approximately 30 percent – even though he based his campaign, and much of his first time, on appeals to the anti-immigrant, anti-Hispanic sensibilities of his supporters.


Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights Latino Latina

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