UNL Professor Says Hispanics Will Not Control This Years Vote
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln political science professor doesn't believe that the hispanic vote could sway the U.S. presidential election. U-N-L's John Hibbing says if 2004 is as close as 2000 then any group can think it decided the outcome of the election. He says hispanics will elect the next president along with african-americans, asian-americans, native americans and whites. He says singling out one group does not make sense. Hibbing says african-americans did not elect presidents when they were the largest minority group. He says the best you can do is to say that hispanics are potentially a very large group of voters and if their turnout increases they will be quite influential.