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Because Of Trump’s Comments About This Venezuelan Beauty Queen, Latino Voter Registration Is Booming

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The first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, shed light on each of the candidate’s views on topics such as America’s direction, securing the country, and Alicia Machado. That’s right, Alicia Machado.

In the debate, which was moderated by Lester Holt, Clinton brought up the story of the Venezuelan beauty queen who won Miss Universe in 1996 and reminded audiences of Trump’s previous comments on women.

“One of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest – he loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them – and he called this woman ‘Miss Piggy,’ then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping’ because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado. And she has become a US citizen and you can bet she is going to vote this November,” Clinton stated.

Following the discussion, things have been looking pretty good for the Democratic Party.

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In fact, Google searches for “voter registration” have surged since the first debate, with the highest rates taking place in Hispanic areas like Texas, California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida, according the The New York Times. The Times also notes that just a month before the first debate, registration searches were highest in the predominantly white, Northern states.

They are calling this strong connection between the Hispanic population and recent voter registration searchers “The Alicia Machado Effect.”

After the debate, Machado became a trending topic on the Internet and appeared on renowned TV networks such as NBC, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, Univision and more.

Although Google Trends data does not necessarily confirm that there will be a huge wave of Latinos registering to vote, The Times states that “newly register voters have  tended to be more Hispanic than in past years.”

Learn more about “The Alicia Machado Effect” here

READ: Trump Bullied This Beauty Pageant Winner By Calling Her ‘Miss Housekeeping’ Because She Had An Accent

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People Are Not Having It With Their Canceled MAC + Selena Orders

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People Are Not Having It With Their Canceled MAC + Selena Orders

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Emotions are running high over the #MACSelena server crashes…and it isn’t just with MAC. No store website has been able to keep up with the overwhelming demand for the MAC + Selena makeup line. Not only are servers crashing but whole orders are being canceled after they have been placed. It’s a wild time for Selena fans right now.

MAC + Selena went on sale this weekend and the release has been marred with canceled order after canceled order.

What she said!

There have been threats of iconic Selena proportions.

That is one person you do not want to have to handle.

You thought we were playing?

Here’s what the servers and stores looked like when they realized their mistake:

How can you not be ready for this kind of traffic? It is Selena!

It’s mind-blowing that these people can’t give you their money because you weren’t ready.

Now, it’s not like fans weren’t trying to get their hands on MAC + Selena.

Fans gave up their own sleep for these products.

And all they got was a canceled order email.

Some people even tried ordering the products at the 3 a.m. launch and were foiled in their sleep.

In. Their. SLEEP!

Latinos everywhere were skipping the free samples, which NEVER happens.

And if they weren’t lucky enough to have their orders canceled, stores were just plain sold out.

Literally breaking hearts all across America, atm.

Items were snatched from online shopping bags and carts at neckbreaking speeds.

What kind of world are we living in?!

So many Selena fans are feeling like this IRL.

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Especially after learning that some people order the whole collection to sell on eBay.

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Un-Accept-Able!

Some people were lucky enough to get La Reina’s makeup line.

Good. For. You. ?

And they are clearly…muy excited.

#NotSaltyButSalty

Meanwhile, the rest of us are left here waiting for more MAC + Selena to hit the online stores like:

If the Internet fails you again, MAC + Selena will be in stores on Oct. 6. Get that tent ready. It’ll be a long Oct. 5.


READ: The MAC + Selena Premiere Was Everything

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