According to KTNV, the number of early voters on Friday (Nov. 4) set a record for the most early voters in a single day for Clark County, Nevada. More than 57,000 people turned up to vote in the county.
The Cardenas supermarket in Las Vegas was the most visible example of the power of the Latino vote.
The AZ Central has reported that only 6.2 percent of Latinos early voted in 2012. As of Nov. 1, 12 percent of Latinos have voted early.
Florida is reporting a 100 percent increase in Latinos early voting.
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You read that right. There has been a 100 percent increase in Latinos going to the polls just in early voting. According to ABC News, 11 percent of early voting ballots in 2012 were cast by Latinos. So far, 14 percent of all early voting ballots have been caste by Latinos.
Overall, reports and predictions are expecting anywhere between 2 and 3 million more Latino voters for this election, which would indicate an increase from 11.2 million in 2012 to 13.1-14.7 million this year.
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“I think the way we’re looking at it, is that we’re gonna come out of this election having shown the growing power of Latino voters and for Latino voters [immigration reform] is a defining and mobilizing issue,” Frank Sharry, the director of America’s Voice, told Talking Points Memo. They are gonna want action.”
That’s what’s up. Let’s show these politicians that we Latinos are ready to make our voices heard.