Benjamin Márquez quoted in NPR stories on Latino Vote

When NPR’s Franco Ordoñez needed context for a story on the Latine vote in Wisconsin and a later follow-up, he turned to CLS affiliate faculty member and former Director Benjamin Márquez (Political Science).  Prof. Márquez explained that while voters of Latin American descent tend to vote Democratic, they are not “committed Democratic ideologues.” He noted that Republicans sought to “take a big chunk out of the traditional Democratic vote” rather than winning the Latine vote outright. As 2024 nears, all eyes are on Wisconsin because of its status as a swing state. Voters of Latin American descent played an important role in delivering Wisconsin to the Democrats in the 2020 Presidential election, and many analysts see them as a potentially decisive bloc of voters for the next election.