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Uh Oh Donald: Latino Voter Registration Skyrockets

Significantly higher numbers of Latinos will vote in 2016 than voted in 2012. Significantly.
Uh Oh Donald:  Latino Voter Registration Skyrockets
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The Hill has really bad news for Donald Trump and the Republican party at large.

Registration among Latino voters is skyrocketing in an election cycle dominated by Donald Trump and loud GOP cries to close the border.

Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), projects 13.1 million Latinos will vote nationwide in 2016, compared to 11.2 million in 2012 and 9.7 million in 2008.

Registration is a game-changer with Latino voters.

Only about 48 percent of eligible Hispanics vote, but nearly 80 percent of registered Hispanics go to the ballot box.

And not only are they motivated to vote against the bigoted Donald Trump. This is really bad news for John McCain.

And there's more. The Houston Chronicle reports this week that for the first time in three decades, Harris County, Texas, home of Houston, is now leaning Democratic, largely due to Hispanic and Latino voters.

More Harris County residents have leaned Democratic than Republican since 2006, but until this year, no party could claim the support of more than half of residents in the more than three decades the survey has been conducted.

Stephen Klineberg, co-director of the institute and author of the report, said the county had been pretty evenly divided among those who said they aligned more with Democrats and those leaning Republican.

Though the survey has a margin of error of 3 percentage points, the increase in Democratic support from 2012 to this year is "really remarkable," he said. "The big change is among Latinos."

Well, duh. Turns out labelling a whole ethnicity as rapists and job thieves doesn't win them over. The problem is they get mad enough to register and turn out against you. And it couldn't happen to a more White Supremacist political party.


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