As the political machine of the 2012 election season churns forward, it is
becoming increasing clear that this year may be known for two things, the
proliferation of Super PACs and the rise of the Hispanic vote. It is the impending collision of these two phenomena in the rise of Hispanic Super PAC's, which truly highlights the incredible change this demographic growth is bringing to our country and our political process. Super PAC's, Political Action Committees, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of funds to support or oppose a candidate, are considered by some undemocratic. The main criticism is that they allow the few, corporations, and the super wealthy, to wield undue political influence over the many, through unlimited financial political support of individual campaigns. In some ways this paradigm is flipped when it comes to Hispanic Super PACs.
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NDN has long contended Hispanic population growth in the United States will eventually shift enough of the country's voting population to the South and West forever changing the electoral map. This election season is showing this assertion to be correct. There are now enough electoral
votes in the "Hispanic Belt," Florida, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona to decide the 2012 election. Both political parties are acutely aware that carries some combination of these Hispanic-population-heavy states, will likely win the 2012 election. Yet, for the all of their growing political cachet, Hispanics are politically underrepresented in the electoral process.