Hispanic http://wfae.org en McCrory Closes Latin Affairs Office http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-closes-latin-affairs-office <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After more than a decade in operation, the state’s office for Latino Affairs has been closed by Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, upsetting advocates in the community.</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Ben Bradford 24276 at http://wfae.org Romney Faces Tough Task In Getting Minority Votes http://wfae.org/post/romney-faces-tough-task-getting-minority-votes <p>The slightest change in support can tip the North Carolina vote in favor of President Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney.</p><p>An Elon University poll released this week shows they&nbsp;are in a statistical dead heat heading into the final week of campaigning.&nbsp;They are appealing to an electorate that’s undergone significant change. U.S. Census figures show minorities accounted for 35 percent of North Carolina’s population growth in the last decade.</p><p>So we looked at the influence of the minority vote and the challenges Romney has in capturing it.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 03:23:29 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 14812 at http://wfae.org Romney Faces Tough Task In Getting Minority Votes The Latino Vote In North Carolina http://wfae.org/post/latino-vote-north-carolina <p>In a recent posting at NBC Latino, Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto noted that she during her time in the North Carolina, she came to find a growing and vibrant Hispanic/Latino community.</p><p>And in a recent <a href="http://nbclatino.com/2012/09/27/opinion-latino-vote-pivotal-in-north-carolina/">opinion piece</a>, she believes that “the importance of Latinos is just as big in the smaller state of North Carolina” as it is in traditional Latino swing states such as Nevada or Florida.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 01:04:37 +0000 Michael Bitzer 13658 at http://wfae.org The Latino Vote In North Carolina