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Think the Latino Vote Matters? It Does and Latinos are Ready to Vote this Election, Here’s Why

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It’s true, unfortunately, that many Latinos have given two flying sh*ts about presidential elections in the past. HOWEVER, this time around many more Latinos are paying attention.

You gotta give it to Donald Trump for calling Latinos “rapists” because that little comment garnered the attention of many Latinos. A Latino Decisions poll for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) found that 2 out of 5 Latinos are watching this election more closely than compared to the last election. That’s 43 percent of the Latinos polled… and that’s a whole lot more.

It’s a fact that many Latinos are disappointed with Obama’s immigration reform, or lack thereof, and are now looking for a candidate that offers a concrete plan — that’s definitely NOT Donald Trump — which would mean better jobs and a better socioeconomic status.

“It’s a time when we know that Latinos are beginning to pay a lot more attention – they are focused on the economy and jobs and what’s happening to them financially,” said Erika Rodriguez, VP of NCLR.

If this much attention would translate into votes, the sleeping giant would no longer be sleeping.

READ: How Other Candidates Rate on the Trump Hate-Scale

Learn more about Latinos at the polls here.

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This Is What It's Like When Your Prima Is Also Your BFF

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This Is What It’s Like When Your Prima Is Also Your BFF

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We all have that one prima. #Blessed

When you were younger, you’d pair up to convince your parents you should sleep over her house.

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And you’re still laughing about what happened at that sleep over seven years ago.

READ: These #LatinasAreNot Tweets Slays Stereotypes Perfectly

You’re always part of the inside jokes.

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And everyone gets annoyed because they don’t get it.

All it takes is a look and you know what you’re talking about.

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It’s in your blood.

You always have someone to back you up.

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Because blood is thicker than water. She’s been part of your squad since work.

You get to vent about the other prima you both hate.

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Esa creida who thinks she’s the sh*t. But she’s not.

READ: Here’s a Breakdown of Every Type of Tía Latina That Exists

You feel less guilty about making fun of your primo’s new GF because she’s supporting you.

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And she knows she has to win both of you over.

She’s the only one you look forward to seeing at your family parties.

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And you love sitting next to each other cuando empieza el baile…

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Because you love laughing at your drunk tíos together.

READ: If You’re Latina, You Have These 14 Types of Primas

And when she’s not there, this is your mood…

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It’s like your better half is missing.

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