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Political parties are characterized by their different stances on issues influencing elections. The Republican Party, commonly called the Grand Old Party or GOP, is one of two major political parties in the United States. On the right end of the political spectrum, Republicans are considered fiscally and socially conservative and favor a limited role for government in society.
The estimated Hispanic population of the United States based on the Census Facts as of July 1, 2009, is 48.4 million. Despite the growing interest the newly titled “largest minority group” has generated, there is still a question of whether this segment of our community can render demographics into political influence. With so much power in numbers, why is the Hispanic community still not making an impact at the voting polls?
The Signal newspaper interviewed Hector De Leon, the Harris County director of communication and voter outreach. De Leon then shows viewers how to cast their ballot. Broadcast reporter Diana Cotter and videographer William Garfield interviewed students around the UHCL campus and asked about some of this year’s top concerns for Texas voters.