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Latino Voters Not Leaving Anything To Chance — Turn Out In Large Numbers In Early Voting

Photo by Flickr user Erik (HASH) Hersman
Photo by Flickr user Erik (HASH) Hersman

Latino voters seem set to show a stinging rebuke to Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump as early-vote statistics indicates strong support for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Presidential candidate.

States with a large Latino population such as Nevada and Florida have seen record-breaking turnout thus far in early voting.

According to press reports, Democrats in Clark County — the population center that’s home to Las Vegas — a record-breaking 72,000 ballots were cast at close on Friday, driving up the Democratic lead.

At the same time, Florida which tracks turnout by race and ethnicity has so far shown that Hispanics have cast about 14 percent of the 5.7 million early and absentee ballots cast.

Consequently, this has put Hispanics far ahead of where they were in casting early ballots relative to 2012.

Arizona and Texas have also reportedly shown a robust Hispanic turnout in early votes.

Carole Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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