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Five Things You Need to Know About the Latino Vote

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The Washington Post and Univision recently released a survey that focused exclusively on you, Latino voters. Here are the 5 things that stood out.

Millennial Latinos prefer Bernie, everyone else prefers Hillary.

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 14: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) jokes around as he speaks during a campaign rally at Bonanza High School on February 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sanders is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination ahead of Nevada's February 20th Democratic caucus. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

If you’ve ever read any of the comments on our Facebook political posts, you know a lot of young Latinos are feeling the Bern. Of the 18- to 34-year-olds that participated, 49% said they were planning on voting for the Vermont Senator. The good news for Hillary is that people over the age of 35 are overwhelmingly on her side.

Marco Rubio leads the way with Republicans.

Sorry Donald, but Latinos rather support Rubio over you. For those who identified as Republican, 34% said they were planning on voting for the son of two Cuban immigrants.

1 in 2 Latinos will vote for a Democrat; 1 in 3 are unsure.

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If these numbers hold, the Latino vote will go to the Democrats no matter what. 51% of respondents said they were voting blue, only 14% said they were voting Republican, and 32% are unsure who they’ll vote for.

The economy and jobs are still #1.

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It was true in 2014 when Pew Hispanic did a comprehensive survey about Latino issues, and it’s still true now: the economy and jobs are still a top of what concerns our community the most.

Immigration is now more important.

Speaking of that 2014 Pew Hispanic poll, immigration ranked 4th as the most important issue for Latinos. Two years later, it’s moved up two spots. Could it be that Republicans threatening to deport everyone and their mothers brought the issue to the forefront?

Register to vote today by downloading the Latinos Vote app for iOS and Android. Our voice matters. #WeAreAmerica

14 Things That Make Grown Ass, Latino Men Cry

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14 Things That Make Grown Ass, Latino Men Cry

Men cry. I know it and you know it. We don’t like to admit it, and we definitely don’t like to talk about it, but here we are talking about it. So toughen up and read this list. No seas llorón!

Getting dared to eat an habanero by your compas.

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You tell yourself “don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry, but…”

The morning after. #ReturnOfTheHabanero

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??All of a sudden Pharrell’s “Light That Ass On Fire” has a whole new meaning??.

Passing a kidney stone.

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Not a lot of smooth round corners, are there? If you don’t know what these are, consider yourself a lucky man. #IgnoranceIsBliss

Getting your first tattoo.

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Just think of all the hot girls you’re gonna impress with your masculinity.

Realizing it’s mis-spelled.

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Es con “B” de “burro”.

When your abuelita finds your cheeks.

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Good thing you can drink now. Drink some tequila till you can’t feel it anymore.

Dancing at a quinceñera when your GF wears heels.

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Ouch! And you haven’t even gotten to “Oye Mi Amor.”

Seeing your credit card statement after your GF booked your anniversary trip.

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You can kiss that man cave goodbye, bro.

Finding out you’re gonna be a papi.

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Its questionable whether or not these are tears of joy.

Getting waxed.

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Hey, it only hurts… Every. Single. Time.

Seeing your team win a game at the World Cup!

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¡Si se puede! ¡Si se puede! ¡Si se pudo!

Seeing your team eliminated from the World Cup.

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Jugamos como nunca. Perdimos como siempre.

Finding your compa drank your last Pacifico.

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If he’s not dead to you yet, he should be. Soon.

Listening to rancheras after a few drinks.

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Gets you like nothing else.

What makes you cry? C’mon, man up and get it off your chest. Leave it in the comments below, and share this with your girl so she can see your vulnerable side.

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