Damn! Thanks to Early Voting, 99% More of Florida's Latinos Have Already Voted Than in 2012

Damn! Thanks to Early Voting, 99% More of Florida's Latinos Have Already Voted Than in 2012

Bad news for bad hombre, Donald Trump.

Published October 24, 2016

As early voting begins in Florida, Hillary Clinton is polling higher than ever with Latinos. Hillary Clinton’s campaign has marked a whopping 99 percent increase in Latino voting in Florida compared to where she polled in 2012, reported Buzzfeed.

133,000 Hispanics have already cast their ballots in the state, which could really aid her to win the key swing state.

Latinos made up 17 percent of the state’s electorate in 2012, and these rising numbers mark a new advantage for the democratic ballot.

Florida is not the only early voting state in which Clinton’s numbers among Latinos have soared.

In Nevada’s Clark County, a county that holds 75 percent of the state’s residents, 31 percent are Hispanic. 51,000 people voted on the first day of early voting, with 55 percent registered as Democrats, while 27 percent were Republicans.

In Arizona, which has traditionally been a Republican state, the numbers aren’t looking too good for Donald Trump.

More than 300,000 votes have already been cast in Arizona, and Democrats lead Republicans by 1,000 votes — when in 2012 they trailed Republicans by 20,000.

With the election quickly coming to a close, many polls have shown Latinos jumping onto Clinton’s wagon and distancing themselves from the divisive rhetoric and anti-immigration policies throughout Trump’s campaign.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll last week showed Clinton leading Trump 70 percent to 17 percent with Latinos nationally, while a Noticias Telemundo/NALEO tracking poll released Monday put the figure at 74 percent to 15 percent.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photos from Left: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)


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