DEATH of the Republican Party: Immigration reform could be bonanza for Democrats

Silhouettes of people's heads are seen in front of an electoral map. | AP Photo

At least at first, recently naturalized voters tend to vote Democratic. | AP Photo

The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation’s political landscape for a generation or more — pumping as many as 11 million new Hispanic voters into the electorate a decade from now in ways that, if current trends hold, would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and cripple Republican prospects in many states they now win easily.

Beneath the philosophical debates about amnesty and border security, there are brass-tacks partisan calculations driving the thinking of lawmakers in both parties over comprehensive immigration reform, which in its current form offers a pathway to citizenship — and full voting rights — for a group of undocumented residents that roughly equals the population of Ohio, the nation’s seventh-largest state.


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Comment by Doug Diggler on April 23, 2013 at 10:16pm

Death of the GOP can't happen soon enough, but if the Dems die out sooner, then the GOP will usher in utter fascism the likes of which will make Hitler look like a Sunday School teacher.

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