Facing no credible opposition, Julian Castro cruised to victory in last month's mayoral election. Yet a precinct-level analysis of voting returns shows that racial and class divisions continue to affect local politics in San Antonio. Follow the link in the story for an interactive map of voting results, precinct-by-precinct, with accompanying demographic information from the Census Bureau.
While a record 1.89 million Hispanic Texans voted in the 2012 election, Lone Star State Hispanics lagged their white peers by double digits in rates of registration and voting. Here's my attempt at explaining what this means for Democrats' hopes of turning Texas blue. Follow the link in the story for an interactive map of registration and voting rates by ethnic group in all 50 states and D.C. for the past three elections.
The number of foreigners settling in San Antonio has dropped by more than 50% from a decade ago. But even then, the city lagged other Texas metros in attracting residents from outside the country. Here's my attempt at explaining why that is.