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Friday, February 12, 2016

Latinos, immigration and workers' rights advocates and their supporters protest against Donald Trump and other Republican candidates. September 16, 2015 (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty)

Is the Latino Vote Up for Grabs?

As the 2016 presidential campaign moves away from Iowa and New Hampshire, the candidates are trying to court a more diverse electorate in South Carolina and Nevada. Latino voters represent one of the nation's most dynamic groups, with millennials making up half of the voting population. Even in smaller states like South Carolina, where 88,000 Hispanics are eligible to vote, the candidates are counting on turn-out to win. Where does the Latino community currently stand, and what do the Republican and Democratic candidates have to do to win their votes? For answers, we turn to Artemio Muniz, chair of the Texas Federation of Hispanic Republicans, and Laura Cahue, director of Somos South Carolina (We Are South Carolina), a political education project of the South Carolina Progressive Network.


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