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Do Changing demographics affect election outcomes and different immigration public policy in Texas and California from 1990 to now?

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David Lutmer

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Faculty Mentor

Dr. Mark Owens

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Date of Publication

2021

Abstract

This presentation will explore whether changing demographics have affected California and Texas's election outcomes from 1990 to the present and whether changing demographics have affected different immigration policies in Texas and California from 1990 to the present. Also, both states took similar paths when it came to their immigration policy in the past; in 1994, California passed Prop 187, which banned all services for undocumented immigrants, whereas the Texas Sanctuary City ban allowed police officers to pull people over to question their immigration status (Nowrasteh, 2016; Patton, 2017). I will explain the Demographic breakdown over different time periods, election outcomes and different immigration policies between California and Texas. Immigration policy is important because it changes what policies are implemented in state capitals around America. Moreover, I will discuss how California and Texas are different culturally. A takeaway from this project were the similarities between the election results in California and Texas as when elections got closer in both states, candidates, such as Gov. Wilson, Schwarzenegger, and Abbott, all had to readjust their positions on illegal immigration in order to be re-elected and politically relevant. Another takeaway is that because of the election results that started in 1998 for California and Texas, both states' voting and immigration laws, for the most part, went in very different directions.

Keywords

Demographics, Election Outcomes, Immigration Policy

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http://hdl.handle.net/10950/3010

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Do Changing demographics affect election outcomes and different immigration public policy in Texas and California from 1990 to now?

This presentation will explore whether changing demographics have affected California and Texas's election outcomes from 1990 to the present and whether changing demographics have affected different immigration policies in Texas and California from 1990 to the present. Also, both states took similar paths when it came to their immigration policy in the past; in 1994, California passed Prop 187, which banned all services for undocumented immigrants, whereas the Texas Sanctuary City ban allowed police officers to pull people over to question their immigration status (Nowrasteh, 2016; Patton, 2017). I will explain the Demographic breakdown over different time periods, election outcomes and different immigration policies between California and Texas. Immigration policy is important because it changes what policies are implemented in state capitals around America. Moreover, I will discuss how California and Texas are different culturally. A takeaway from this project were the similarities between the election results in California and Texas as when elections got closer in both states, candidates, such as Gov. Wilson, Schwarzenegger, and Abbott, all had to readjust their positions on illegal immigration in order to be re-elected and politically relevant. Another takeaway is that because of the election results that started in 1998 for California and Texas, both states' voting and immigration laws, for the most part, went in very different directions.