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Monterey County Central Committee holds car caravan for recall election


SALINAS, Calif. (KION) The Monterey County Democratic Central Committee held a mini car caravan around East Salinas to engage Latino voters to go out and vote in the recall election.

Latinos are the state's largest ethnic minority, representing 35% of the adult population while only 21% are likely to vote overall. Still, the demographic is considered crucial in the recall election.

“Traditionally, we’ve had a lower turnout in that area so we’re targeting that area to encourage all the members in that community to vote but especially Latinos in that community to vote,” said Ramon Gomez, community activist.

According to the Public Policy Institute of California, an overwhelming majority of Latino voters in California are registered as Democrats, about 58%.

"It's very significant. I think it does turn elections around. I think their vote is going to make a big difference in this election," said Gomez.

In an event last week, Newsom visited San Francisco in hope of garnering the Latino vote.

"I’m proud of the response we have received from the Latino community," said Governor Gavin Newsom.

Still, an advisor for GOP candidates believes that Newsom has lost support, citing mismanagement of the state.

"It’s a community that has been affected and impacted by the economic policy decisions, by the mismanagement of state government that we have seen under the Newsom administration,” said Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution Fellow.

Yet it's also a group that could be threatened by what opponents have proposed for california - and that's less sympathy for people who are undocumented. 

Back in 2018, 64% of Latinos in California voted for Newsom.

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Stephanie Aceves

Stephanie Aceves is a former multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.



  1. A mini car caravan? These are the same people who bug us incessantly to not waste fuel, conserve energy and pollute less? My mother always said ‘fools names and fools faces always appear in public places’ (quote from Thomas Fuller). Soooooooooo true.

  2. As soon as you fall in line and realize it’s “Do as I say not as I do” then you well be the perfect sheep.
    Makes as much sense as someone going to a 30K met Galla wearing a tax the rich dress.

  3. @Bwoke
    My whole life I have had the same reaction to people in mobs, demonstrations etc. High school sports, pro sports, concerts with people screaming their guts out, political rallies with people wearing donkey and elephant hats…and lynch mobs. All feel the same to me 😉

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