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Latino voters hope to make a difference in election

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 00:50

With a jump in Latino registration and early voting, Hispanic voters hope to make a difference in United States election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Latino voters in the Washington D.C. area were hoping their voices would make a difference in Tuesday's United States' election. "I think so because there are many of us Latinos in the United States and the Latino vote will count a lot," said first time voter 19-year-old Juan Guevara, who was originally from El Salvador. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has polled much stronger among Latino voters nationwide: a Washington Post/Univision poll released last week gave her 67 percent of the Hispanic vote to Republican Donald Trump's 19 percent. Trump has fared poorly with America's largest minority voting group, having repeatedly angered Hispanics with disparaging comments about their communities. "Hopefully it (Latino vote) puts Hillary Clinton in and shows Donald Trump and all his supporters that we don't need that kind of mindset in our country," said Connie Ariga-Oliver. Early voting data may portend a jump in the number of Hispanic voters this year, especially in the key swing states of Nevada and Florida, and Clinton would likely be the biggest beneficiary. Trump kicked off his maverick campaign last year by describing Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, and made a tough stance on immigration a signature part of his vision for America. He called for a wall to be built on the border and said an American-born federal judge could not do his job because of his Mexican heritage.

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Latino voters hope to make a difference in election

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 00:50