The Hispanic vote in Florida Book Chapter

Moreno, D, Ilcheva, M, Flores, JC. (2010). The Hispanic vote in Florida . 251-270.

cited authors

  • Moreno, D; Ilcheva, M; Flores, JC


  • Florida's twenty-seven Electoral College votes and the state's status as a pivotal swing state ensure its continued importance in national politics. The 2000 presidential election, despite all the irregularities and mistakes, was Florida's coming-out party as a critical player in American presidential politics. This role was repeated in the 2004 election, as both major political parties poured money, personal time, and other resources into the state. Political pundits repeated the mantra throughout the 2004 election that the road to the White House went through Florida and Ohio. Because of continuous rapid population growth, Florida is projected to surpass New York by 2010 as the nation's third most populous state. This will heighten the importance of Florida as a battleground state as well as the importance of its Hispanic vote. Copyright © 2010 by University of Notre Dame. All Rights Reserved.

publication date

  • December 1, 2010

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 251

end page

  • 270