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Young Latinos could exert major influence at the polls — if they get out and vote

Republican candidate Donald Trump’s assertion that many Mexican immigrants were criminals, rapists and drug dealers — and his proposal to build a wall between the United States and Mexico — could motivate Latinos to vote in record numbers this November. This growing population of eligible voters could have an impact on the next election – but only if they make history and get out to vote. “In the 2012 Presidential election, 48 percent of eligible Hispanic voters cast a ballot, compared with 64.1 percent of eligible whites and 66.6 percent of eligible blacks, according to Pew.” The story comes from Boyle Heights Beat.

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This entry was posted on May 15, 2016 by in Boyle Heights Beat, Print and tagged , , .

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