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Could Latino Turnout Force CIR? - Paparelli

September 10, 2012 (1 min read)

"A convention segment last week on POTUS (Politics of the United States), the [Sirius XM] satellite radio station, entitled "Hispanic Voices," offered a plausible route to CIR:  

  • Latino voters turn out in large numbers; 
  • Obama is reelected, but one Congressional chamber remains under GOP control; 
  • Some Republicans -- at last seeing a desolate future because the demographic tide has washed away so much of their base -- want the contentious issue of immigration behind them; 
  • Obama offers the GOP a choice of legislative compromise or more executive orders on immigration that whittle down the undocumented population by creating administrative avenues for relief; 
  • This time a deal is struck.

Central to the success of this prediction is heavy Latino turnout, something to be swallowed with a sizable chunk of salt." - Angelo Paparelli, Sept. 9, 2012.