Latinos may choose next US President

A recent Pew Hispanic Center report on trends in Latino voter participation counts a record 24 million Latinos as eligible to vote in November’s presidential election (11 percent of all potential voters). It also finds that Latinos are particularly important in several battleground states. Their rising numbers and geographic concentration suggest that if and how Latinos vote on November 6 could determine the race.

Veepstakes

Four years ago I surprisingly shot both VP candidate announcements. The first one in Springfield, Illinois was so hot my friend and fellow photographer Kamil fell was struck with heat exhaustion… a far warmer day then when Obama’s announced he was running for the office 18 months earlier. That day was in the so cold, I got frost bite in my finger tips.

Illinois Votes

I had an interesting time today visiting some unusual poling places in Chicago. It was fun having a front row seat to the political process, but boring waiting for voters to show up in this low turnout election.