In the last two elections, the Hispanic vote has been about 8% of the electorate.
That is why I find this Steven Malanga article to be disingenuous.
Look at the African-American voting share. In the least two elections, it has been at 11 and 10 percent, respectively.
In both elections, it is a 89-10 split, or 9 to 1. In essence, the GOP is down by a net of 8 percentage points in a good year. In a bad year, it is close to 9.
Now, take the 8% Hispanic vote and give the Dems a 70-30 split. That is 5.6 to 2.4, or a net loss of 3.2 percent in the national popular vote.
And we are to believe that Hispanic voting clout is a myth.
I think I'm gonna say this myth has NOT been busted.