Hispanics are usually Catholic. The GOP's social issues are in their camp. But they also like welfare spending and that doesn't endear them to GOP issues. I do think the left's hold over education and laxness on illegal immigration has helped them. So the left has no right to cry about gerrymandering.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison